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Ep. 117 | Michael McDowell

The Down and Dirty Show

34:01 min | 6 months ago

Ep. 117 | Michael McDowell

"Hey everyone welcome to the Ray Suharto's podcast. I'm your host Kelly Crandall. On today's show is Michael McDowell of front row motorsports. Our conversation didn't really have one set direction. We covered a few different areas. And I did that on purpose to tell you the truth. Michael has always been someone I've enjoyed chatting with. He's engaging entertaining has a diverse racing background. He's made a lot of starts now in the Cup series over the last thirteen years and he's kind of experienced a little bit of everything so for this conversation. I wanted to ask a few questions that I've thought about for quite a while. Such as how does he feel about his place in the sport? Somebody who has a long tenure here but knows that when he goes out cleats every week a chance to win is not always going to be there so I appreciate it his honest answer on that we also discuss virtual learning Michael. Of course being a father We look back on how the season started for his number thirty four team and even dig into I racing of course at the big thing over this hiatus and that includes a fun story on how front row has guys over. There had to make him a sim rig so he could participate in the pro invitational series. That you've been watching the last couple of weeks on Fox fun conversation. I hope you enjoy it. Here is Michael McDowell on the racing writers podcast over there in the McDowell household. How are you spending your time now? Yeah we're good I mean it's it's challenges the probably the the homeschooling the schooling virtual schooling. Whatever you WANNA call it is probably the hardest just because we have three kids that are actively doing it from eighteen. Whatever you WANNA call in. They have eating conferencing and they have you know all these different things going on. And so there's a lot of noise and there's a lot of things happening am all at once. That part's figures. Challenging was just through all the school union coming to organize all the conferences and virtual chance and setting up. I feel like an IT person here lately you sound everybody connected and getting everything functioning and being able to turn in assignments and obviously it's a cross us to for the rules well because this is the first time they've had to do it so we've been lots of hiccups in lots of trying patient times. I it's funny you bring that up because I have a much younger sister who is also doing the virtual learnings. I was GONNA ask just kind of how that's gotta be so weird for everybody. I can't imagine it's one of those things where it's like. Oh parents are suddenly remembering how much they don't know it's been a process for sure. Well again I appreciate you taking the time. I'm sure that the first four races at this point probably feel like they were a year ago. Probably feels like it was many many moons ago. Yeah definitely I mean. Even though it's only been a couple weeks feel feels like it's in a really long time. Does anything stand out from those four races? Michael was we look back real quick as we look back at Daytona. Fontana Phoenix. Does anything. Stand out from your team. You guys have going on over at front row kind of how you started the season. I think that you know. Probably the thing. That steamboat racing. Always your last one right. You know. It's one that matters. So Phoenix was good as far as building and build some confidence and get back on track and so we were excited about just trying to create that momentum and and keep the moment going that we have. Daytona was okay. Went fine got a decent result but not the result we wanted and then Vegas. We had a mechanical failure in kind of all starting to spiral a little bit downhill and then being able to have a little bit of a steady nice round. Get a good finish and kind of build off of that so here we we were ready to land and silent about it and obviously just like everybody. We're adjusting to our new normal now phoenix. Of course there was a lot of excitement over what was old is new again when it comes to the package. How did that feel from your perspective kind of going back to something that was similar to what we had a few years ago in two thousand eighteen yeah? I thought the racing was getting. I thought the Taller fof was in. There was more side-by-side racing and I thought that the you know the truck did a good job with the PJ one and felt like it had its place and it worked well and thought the racing trout kilos was pretty good. We had a little baby issue early on in fights crackle way back to get back on the left and the lucky dog spot and we were able to do that. Where in the past him? You just get stuck behind people and you couldn't pass and you could really Make moves and we were able to come back to room. Get Lucky dog in against you'll get back on task cars at the end so there is more positive more opportunity for sure definitely seemed like it was a good direction for our the sport to go as they tried to kind of reevaluate the short tracks and the road courses. Do you think that they kind of hit on it and and went in a direction? Yeah absolutely you don't think the proof is in you just the race that we had at Phoenix and obviously we'll have more to kind of compare and judge off but yeah I mean I'm very confident. This is the right direction for both. Of course Jansher retracts. It definitely will produce a better show than what we had at. Those places like front row obviously has a little bit of a different. Look this year with John. Hunter now being full-time and the truck program with todd both those guys are young near the veteran. Now of the program. Does that seem? We're to you. Do you like being in that position to be able to help the younger drivers if they come to you. You know part of my kind of my racing history and background was always been intervening coaching. And and that's kind of how I was able to get through the first few levels of motorsports early on so that's kind of ingrained in me working at the ball and run school as an instructor and then helping guys that were younger than me. Come up through the different series so that part is fun. I enjoy it. You know right now. I'm not doing a whole lot is probably the reverse. It's the young is trying to teach me how I race and so yeah I'm on the opposite side of experience right now. Yeah before we're done talking. I'm definitely wanted to throw some stuff your way in general though when when you hear veteran when people consider you like me consider you a veteran when you think about how you've made starts in the cup series for the past thirteen years I mean. Does that stand out. Does that feel weird? Does it feel like you've been around that long Yes and no so definitely definitely have been around that long and there's moments that feel like that but you know a lot of those. I caught four or five. Years was starting parts just trying to hang on for dear life outdoing forces at Containing for you really pointing putting in full seasons swatted. Those were per shells. Sydell feel like the last five years or maybe it's been more. Maybe it's been six whenever I went full time with L. Afar since it's felt more like you know real and full-time experience but all those races before that still played a part in that you're able to learn a lot and and probably more than anything just mental innocent work that game. You're just putting a lot into it. Truly make the most of every moment knowing that for a long time. I didn't even have a shot at those. So at this point as we're talking with racing on hiatus your number is kind of a nice Round full number. It's three hundred and twenty five in the Cup series. Yeah what would you say has been your biggest accomplishment or maybe your best highlight so far in the cup series. I mean my island. Having three run on twenty-five START I mean I hate to say that but if you if you could zoom out and look at my whole journey it's been extremely difficult one to stay in the sport and so to me are the biggest accomplishment in regards to the fact that I'm still here and still competing and I'm in a better situation now than I've ever been. It's continuing got better and better better at aren't so that part is rewarding. Just knowing that there's a lot of those years and consular it was truly a grind just to get to the racetrack can still be here. Still have an opportunity and be competitive. Probably the the thing that's most rewarding to me but regards to results. I think they is probably you know last year haven't offering their consistently earning top in Benson highlights. Ernie drivers are always chasing something right. You're always chasing the next race. The you know the next result next accomplishment you know when it comes to that Michael. Are you somebody that even though you're constantly trying to succeed and accomplish something in this sport do you have to remind yourself at all to enjoy what you're doing or is that not a problem for you? Is it just natural that you know you love what you do you get to do this or do you? Sometimes you have to slow yourself down and take again the effort in the results in what's going on on the racetrack away and just say hey. I'm still getting to do this. Balance is hard. I I think early on start rookie year. Micro-entrepreneurs did not enjoy it at all the experience and the opportunity. I was just so overwhelmed with the pressure in trying to get results and not getting results in just I missed all the you know the opportunities to take in how cool it is to raise at the brick yard for the first time or your race underlines of Bristle for the first time that's cool moments that you not. Everybody has the opportunity to do it so early on. I missed it and now feel like I enjoy the moment more and enjoy the opportunities more always look forward to distract like when Thursday rose ran on on on on. You know that I get the deal. It's a new leak in a fresh start and for me like you talked about. There's always a goal in the goal is for me is to win race. I mean it's Super Plain and simple is yet to be in. This series is long and has many racist. That has you know for me. It's very important to win race and CEO knowing that saw an opportunity for us every weekend. But it's always there you know you just never know is. Um keep the motivation there and then the other part about NASCAR that I love is if it's not this week it's next week if it's not the next week hits the following weekend so you just keep going keep growing And he keeps having a fresh early new opportunity that every week. You acknowledge that winning a race is not something for front row. That will come around every weekend. Are you comfortable with your place in the sport in that regard to where you can still go out you get results for what your team in this case front row can do? You're not a guy that many people would say. Rex racecars or gets himself in trouble. Are you comfortable being that guy being able to deliver for a front row or do the what ifs? Come up sometimes where you think. Well what if I ever had an opportunity to get into a car like a gibs or a Hendrick or a penske no? I'm very comfortable in front real. I'm not comfortable with our results. We're all pushing hard to get. Put ourselves position where we can appoint opportunities that winning and running top fifteen and I think on that note to is with it on a good direction with Got Better and better each year and we know the you know the the six or seven races that we have every year to have a chance at winning in China. Semis a lesson. You always want to win races. You always wanted to try to challenge for championships. I mean as you don't think about it and when you see guys like Alex Bowman and and Deon probably one or two more that were in a very similar situation by men are having success. Actually is rewarding. It's it's it's fun to see them have success because it wasn't that long ago that Alex Bowman was getting fired from Tommy Baldwin racing and being replaced a Regan Smith now winning races eighty eight and you know Matt d driver on divine and whatever he could get in and just trying to make the most of tough situation and now he's in a gray seed has not prepaid it when races and running game so to me. It's I I enjoy being front row. I want to help him win races. I want to help grow it bill. I'm thankful for the opportunity so too far off or really do that for me. I wish this or that I destroy the night most of the situation. My confidence is also high knowing where those guns were out and what they're doing you always think like you put me in that opportunity and I'd be able to win and you always have that belief it's good to see other guys actually proving this is your third year Michael With front row. What has made it easier to settle in with them. Make a home there with Bob Jenkins and everybody I think two things one is. Bob And I had a relationship prior to museum for him. You know there's I did one race for him in the past that walk INS Gleam in two thousand. I don't know you'd have to look it up. Maybe thirteen or fourteen eighty even earlier. I don't know early on and got the test and do some things and it was fun and we ran well and didn't get a good result at a part failure but Since that point on stay closed when we talk racetrack and you just talked over the years and so I had a pretty friendly relationship with Bob. Prior driving for him. So I'm part was easy an dame Reagan being their same thing David. I've been friends for years and you know away from the racetrack. And so him being there it kind of an easy transition for me because I kept feed run quickly with people and what's happening and he did us down how things work in. But you know for the in that first year with MWR always been with smaller teams. And so I feel very comfortable in those settings. I liked being shot on my talk to the guys. I like being able to actually know all the guys I mean. It's hard when you have a you know three four five hundred Eagle so. I've always been sort of comfortable on those settings and feel like it's not as corporate and you can be yourself and say. Oh yes you know front row has been great for me and and you know I think right now you know. There's a lot changing in our sport even as we're not racing here of whether or not this new cars can come when it's going to come all of those things that we were about so a lot of unknowns for all of us and hopefully we can weather. The storm as a team was group in a UP. Some highlights this year and in China to keep building momentum. Going back to looking at things from a bigger picture. The sport overall again mentioning. How long you've been doing this when it comes to offering feedback. You mentioned things like the new car in the way that the the direction the sport is going when drivers are offering feedback or NASCAR comes to drivers and Wants to kind of gather. What the mood of the Garages Are you? Somebody that The longer you've been in the sport you have found yourself you know. Speaking and ask are offering feedback. Are you somebody? That's willing to let them know what you think or do you keep more to yourself and just kinda watch to see what they do. Well I mean I'm fairly in engaged and so we've always been that way for me. I think that I like being a part of it but I also feel like these. Decisions are really important because it affects the overall health of the sport and I feel like I have a pretty good perspective because of where I'm at in the sport of not being I've been on the bottom. I've seen what it looks like at the very top. In the way that those teams operate from a distance or from close in right now I would say for us. I mean that kind of a medium sized team and two car operation. We're not run out of small team binding. And so I think I have a pretty good perspective of of reality of what it looks from both perspectives of of the sport or from all perspectives of it. So I always try to put it in my input but I also know that the more popular drivers are GonNa have a larger way on things like that But I'm also pretty engaged with all that you know making sure that those guys understand that. Hey we get you want this for you and your group but this time to fix the other half of the field young and so I always try to make sure that there's a little bit about about. Do you think. Overall the sport is good about something like that. I've heard that a few times when you talk to guys on the other side of the garage so to speak. Are you start going further down the leaderboard? You know they say the same things you know. Sometimes people need to remember that we have to look at not. Just what's good for the bigger guys? Or what their opinion is. But you have to remember the guys that are doing it differently. Do you like Nascar better over the years at understanding and listening to those folks absolutely. I think it's changed tremendously. Yeah I think just the dialogue in general is way more open now than it's ever been and that's been a process that's happened over the last four or five years and you know some of it was forced early on West. Rta and some of those things that kind of squash month insane and driver councils and all that stuff. But I feel like now. It's more of a working relationship. Then it's ever band and there's a lot of communication happens and it's pretty good on all those fronts and yeah. I think that you know when I first got there is kind of like. Hey you don't talk and don't say anything was the information that I got now. It's different more lot more dialogue happening for sure. Yeah one more thing before switched some. Ira Sing Talk. Because I'm very curious. Get your thoughts on that is I. Wanted to ask kind of another broad question. You of course have done open-wheel Grand Dam Arca a little bit of everything in Nascar. What is your favorite Carter? Dr Or maybe you're the fate of one of your most favorite races that you've gotten to compete in. Yeah I would say in two thousand five. I got to do a few champ car. Indycar races and Yeah do those cars and in that time in that era. Were just awesome you. They were fire breathing. Dragons young close to a thousand horsepower and turn with charged and no track. Trolling Electron IX. That goes has ship but it wasn't a paddle. And so yeah. So those were the purest fastest coolest thing I've ever driven for sure and I guess a couple of race in Australia. Surfers Paradise and kind of a fun fact He. I've made my gave you the same weekend that that will power. Willpower had a pretty successful after that. I think I'd beat You Buy yes. We just do that those couple of weeks that I got to do. The INDYCAR deals a lot of fun. I raised Mexico. City in Indycar in a prototype are one the prototype operation than randy which was a cool weekend. So that's probably long memories and appear driving aspect of an indycar without much. Power was a lot of fun. Fire breathing dragons. I believe that's unique all right so let me get your thoughts here on some. Ira sing stuff. I know you've kind of been thrust into the fire as I'm sure many others right now that this has come up. Did you have any experience before like had you ever run? I racing before. Yes Sir I have and I. I wouldn't say I have a lot of experience but I have a decent amount. It was a long time ago so when I first got into Nascar you know being a you know road race open-wheel Sports Car Guy. I didn't know any of the tracks. Didn't know ovals at all I hadn't been to any short-track hadn't done any of that so I got into. You know just whatever we want to call it. Online racing virtual racing and there is I racing came on the scene maybe maybe a year or two after I I started but I you know so I had a lot of time. That was before kids and everything else I had to set up at my house and I would play at five or six hours a day but that was twelve years ago right so A law has changed since then and obviously Irene since a tremendous job I answer super impressed with the fact that they have on vehicles in your son people on a really great job with it boom it. You know. It's something that is not easy to get the speed really quickly and the level that were turned to against the guys. We're trying to do with say yes. So it's definitely been a challenge in you know it's a little bit of a mix like. I'm excited that I have something to do and Cerez and I'm excited that we get some exposure for sponsors and our sport and keeping Santa Getting all. I think it's really good stuff. But the other side of it is is a tremendous time commitment to be good at it and people talk about well the level playing field and you everybody has the same color in one hundred percent true but at the same time the guys that are successful right now the guys that have like thousands of races and enduring it consistently for love or secure. So there's these little nuances to it that make it a challenge. Just like him. It'd be a challenge if you're were a virtual racer in the Ashley had to go unload at Bristol for the first time and drive a real car so it's definitely something to put a lot of time to which allergy to do away from it does have a family her long things happening. You have a lot of commitments as a driver already phone shop and climb out for interview Ian Sponsorship Obligations To. He'll keep playing for four or five hours. Be really responsible were now. It's easier to do because we're stuck here. The sponsor aspect is really really interesting because especially with those races being picked up by Fox. It still away for the sport and for the sponsors to get exposure and I think was really unique is At front row you guys have been able to bring on sponsors and I believe if my understanding is correct. You're actually bringing on a sponsor for Bristol as we talk this weekend. The Bristol race is that correct well so think that it is unique in. We've had love's travel stops the car who these folks two weeks. Obviously there are private sponsors majority of the season when you wanted to make sure that we could give them as much as exposures can't especially with Hanging anything going on the release fat but only been working on Schuch Lewis with Celsius over the last few months in something that hopefully will turn out just to virtual awesome but a real sponsor which were working really close later date but says exciting. New Boys Bristol into yet suggest during a news new sponsor into the sport and to have a survey more than anything. It's just it's a great starting point. It's an opportunity for the And be able to get exposure and help build their brand built the product using the teen years. And so it's something. I've really worked hard on because of such a big supporter. What they're already doing it healthy lifestyle just living fit and take care of yourself in having energy and that focus so to really good brand for us to be partnered with and we're excited to you. The car this weekend at Bristol super excited that I've locked into the race. He's to real tough on the qualifying. Yeah well hopefully will continue to grow this relationship and partnership poured a few more things for you. Michael one of the things again that stood out with this whole. Ira Sing thing. Is You posted on twitter? That front row actually made you your own rig right because you weren't able to get one. How did the how did that go? What goes into making a rig. Look yeah a lot of work. Yes Obliquely the whole story. So you know the the team. Coming up Auditing foes Cosette. Like this happen. He needed the police. I'm like yeah sure looked of familiar. Regan will be really go grab. It wasn't that easy. We borrow David yellows on rig the first week and I just went for his shall at his shop sewing basically got zero practice year. Just because of the fact that they're shoplift shutdown just like At the time it wasn't mandatory but they were already shut down and so I had to have somebody come. Let me in you know. Do all those things and I had to have somebody babysitting me the whole time. So it was you know. I just didn't get a lot of practice in so my cave. You want me to suck this. I'm going to need to like be able to practice and So I started calling all the manufacturers that make us different rigs but we were two weeks behind. Because you know we we just behind instead of people that already dot up all their inventory. How the Larson's home? The everybody in their brother had bought out everybody systems and so. I couldn't really find anything could find anything. Turn key race engineer at front road. He had already ordered some pedals wheels for himself and he had a computer at his house. And he's like well just dinner. Sow Sledge's welded chassis. And we'll see we'll just do it ourselves and All easier said than done but yeah the front row is my my thirty four crew. Did build a chassis and We got everything set up and right before everything got shut down. We were able to get to my house and finished building a house worth realign the glitches and things like that but by Friday of last week I had one set of her house and was able to practice a little bit more and we ran. Texas stood in. Now that I've had more time hopefully run better bristol than I did it Texas so but yeah really thankful that they're able to do that and one of my house mall shut up and so however long. I'm stuck here I'll be able to drive another funny thing that you tweeted was when it came to Texas. You said well if I flip virtually it won't hurt and I appreciate it the humor in that but it made me think. Obviously that was a moment. Many people will always remember. Is it something that fans still ask you about? Oh yeah all the time. Yeah I mean it's for sure it's something that fans remember and Yeah it's just one of those moments that I think that you know I certainly won't forget and and most people that watch during that time or were there don't and you know it doesn't bother me either. It's not like there's like two sides of it is one is it doesn't make. It's not embarrassing for you know. It's not something that I'm like. I don't WanNa talk about because if you raise long enough you're gonNA crash in a normal. You don't do it by yourself but it happens and the other side of it is that you know to me to be able to walk away from it and to still be here whatever. It is thirteen years racing. doesn't define my career either right like if I'd be everybody's highlight but I lost thirteen years after that off of being able to do my job well and get the most out of whatever situation I've been in so doesn't like haunt me or or make me feel embarrassed about it or or I don't WanNa talk about it right. Yeah it's good. You just take it in stride right. Yeah Yeah all right Michael. Let me get you out of here. One last question circling back around to our real racing when we get back on track whenever that may be do you know when I don't I wish I did. In my optimism. Optimism balloon has been popped really. Yeah so when we get back to racing when you go from competing for a couple of weeks competing for a month and then you have an unexpected hiatus. Do you think you'll have like some rust to knock off or will it just be like kind of coming out of the off season? What what do you expect? The feeling will be like when we go back racing after an unexpected and an undetermined amount of time. Unlike where when you have an off weekend or you have off season. You know you can prepare you know when you're going to be racing again. How different will it be to jump back in a car after something like this? Well I want to answer that question. Nearly so our sport definitely has a lot of confidence in him as a big equation and that happens throughout the season. Good race last. Wants to change all those all those things get better salts. Rust Call Rust. I think that we've lost along with them. That feel that you want to build up on those things asked Palestine and go into the off season and you start fresh. But I don't think you'll be rusty. I mean we we go the you know the entire off season and are able to to turn on the light switch and go so. I don't feel like it will be a lot of just getting the skewed that there's a lot of CEO and just not just communication and just flow of practice and everybody will have to work through that again. You know but yeah yeah same for everybody and so we'll see. Who Does the best? It's GONNA be interesting isn't it? We're all going to be Ready to go back racing and it's just going to be interesting when we finally get to do it. Absolutely well Michael. I appreciate the time today. I've enjoyed our chat and good luck with the virtual learning and I hope everybody stays station. Thank you all right as I wrap up this episode. Let Me Express my thanks again to Michael for taking the time to entertain me on the podcast as our racing hiatus continues and thank you as well to Mack Matt Lloyd of Front Row motorsports for coordinating our chat. Before I leave you. I wanted to remind you of a few different podcasts. Go look for deb. Williams podcast racing now and then deb is doing a great job getting her podcast going. It's a couple of years old now so I hope you give it a listen and support deb as she provides everyone with some great racing content. In fact. If podcast what you're looking for I should also tell you about a new one from Kris medlen my racer colleague who covers Formula One. Chris has recently launched the podcast. That is not a podcast podcast. I love the name. I think it's great creativity. So if you're an F. One Fan make sure you follow Kris medlen and go check out his podcast. But of course the guy who continues to put us all to shame with how good he is it everything he does is Marshall Pruitt and other one of my race or colleagues INDYCAR IMSA whatever you may be looking for. Follow Marshall and check out the Marshall Pruitt podcast. Actually I think he has more than one. But don't hold me to that Speaking of my podcast. I've seen some great reviews and ratings and feedback recently so I thank you for that. Please continue to spread the word and I will continue to bring you some fun guests and speaking of guests. We've got good ones coming up. Stephen Tart will be next on our agenda as we catch up with the former crew chief turned NBC sports broadcaster. That was a really really good conversation about how he's doing. During this hiatus and we dig into now what has been a couple years since making that transition from crew chief broadcaster. A lot of good stuff with Steve Catching up with him. But if you want fun and entertaining than you need to go to Brendan Gone Right. Uncle Brennan is also coming up on the PODCASTS. So make sure you and your friends are subscribed. You will not want to miss that. His honesty his fun. Everything as we reflect on his career because he is getting ready to hang up the helmet after the season last couple races for Brennan gone. So that's what's coming up. Thank you for listening. And I'll see you next week. Here on the racing writers podcasts.

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556 Austin Hill Atlanta Folds of Honor Preview

The Final Lap

56:15 min | 1 year ago

556 Austin Hill Atlanta Folds of Honor Preview

"Is the final lap weekly. During the latest bass car racing news driver interviews race preview of billions discussion. Rumors and more. Now, here's Carrie Murphy until crispy just a couple of guys talking race. Ws on you have found the place where we talk about all things NASCAR. My name's Kerry. Murphy him along time NASCAR media member and syndicated radio. Host of all things the final app are co host for the show is Toby Christie. Wait a minute Toby Christie is that the same Toby Christie that has pretty much invaded NASCAR news. Jay ski went went by. That's that's the same. It's me. Yeah. Oh, wow. I I'm just putting that together now. Yeah. Hey, sound kind of subdued at the beginning of this, by the way, you didn't have that same Kerry Murphy punch to start the show. Yeah. Well, you know that happens when you're coming into the pits. Just minding your own business and you get wacked from behind. So we can always tell how Jimmy Johnson did or fortunes were based on how you intro the show. Exactly exactly fuel filler tube. Just flapping in the wind. Hey, he's still rebound for nice top ten. But what about that Daytona five hundred carry that thing was awesome? I wasn't done with you yet. Oh, okay. Nascar editor from the final app dot com. And social media director from all things out the final lap. Now. Are you ready to talk some NASCAR? Yeah. As long as every heads over Toby dot com. Definitely let's do this thing. I can't believe you're the same Toby Christie. That's doing all the NASCAR new stuff. That's that's me. Like, I open my Facebook. And you're everywhere. Yeah. I've been trying to cover everything. And if you go over there now also on the team charts. I actually have a person who reached out to me to help me on the team charts and collaborated a little bit because I had the team charts and sponsors and stuff will he has actually broke down which race as long as the they've been announced that these sponsors and paint schemes will actually beyond cars. So if you go to Toby crease dot com go to the team chart the Cup team chart, you'll see every sponsor every paint scheme with what race they're supposed to be at the track. So pretty cool. That is pretty cool. How did you find somebody to do that for you? Well, that's cool. I mean, he liked what I had going on. And he said, hey wanna head and put the other list of all the tracks? Louis add if you want it like sure, so thank you departure led by the way for that. He's he's awesome nicely done. All right. Let's get into the. Daytona five hundred since Toby already gave away the farm in front of a massive sellout crowd. Did you see this thing? Man, that was awesome. What what farm did? I give away. I didn't give away anything. We'll you gave away. We're gonna talk about the Daytona five hundred. Maybe we weren't. We're gonna it. Yeah. Maybe Mana expand series race was really exciting. We're just gonna spend an hour around that. That's right. The crowd is finally a story by itself. That's awesome. Yeah. No. It was a packed house for Sherlock people questioned. Whether or not was really sold out when the announcement came out, but it was definitely sold out on TV. I don't know if you're watching for that at home, but it was definitely a sold out crowd. I think they paid people to be there. You think they paid people to go to the race of the season? Yep. Yep. Why would they do that seems counterproductive seat fillers? See, you know, like others like at award shows didn't WCW wrestling do that back in the day. I I don't know. You know, somebody goes to the bathroom. They gotta fill the seat real quick, right? All right. Let's get into the top ten survivors of this thing because that's pretty much what we're talking about here. And even that was just bizarre. We got Ross Chastain intense what as speed weeks. It was for us chess amo the way finished tenth in this race finished thirteenth thinks finishers rates. But he won a stage was very good in that race as well. And then finished third in the truck series race, dude, Rin triple duty and almost finished up all three of them this guy. Jimmy Johnson running like second or something. Like that certainly up there up front coming into the pits. Minding his own business. Driving through the windshield. Nothing all clear. Good to go boom gets hit in the left rear wiping out, the whole quarter panel the fuel filler tube is just flapping all over the place. I thought I mean, even you said Jimmy's toast. Well, you know, it might be the return of the building her shoe because somehow they were able to fuel that car. And if I were them once I figured out that I could feel it. I would have just cut the fuel filler neck thing off and just when I'm with it. Because that that point they were good to go on fuel for the rest of the way. Maybe they weren't allowed to why wouldn't they be allowed to well. Because you don't ask are usually has a stick up there. You know, what have all the parts on pieces on the race car? These days. I don't think you required to have the fuel filler thing on there. Just once you ran a gas. If you don't have it you're going to be out of gas. Well, look it up you're Mr. stat. Anyway, it was awesome. It was a weird set of circumstances. Because like you said Jimmy Johnson the Ricky Stenhouse junior a couple of others Tyler Radic raw coming up at road. Cody wear and his team may be Jayme Clode they had contact out on the race track. They weren't going to pit road that spun them onto pit road. And that's what collected them into Tyler Rettig which Redican Jimmy Johnson. With shattered all of the pieces of Jimmy Johns car and also sent them into Ricky Stenhouse junior that was just a a wild incident. They don't belong out there. Who doesn't of those guys you just mentioned they don't not. They just don't belong out there every one of them besides Jimmy that I mentioned, well, I mean, I might give STAN house, although some people might even argue that what about Radic he just wanted to extend series title last year. Yeah. I don't know prove it. He did. No. I mean proved that he belongs with the Cup series. Okay. I don't care about your your past championships and lower meaningless series. Is that maybe because Jimmy Johnson never had a championship overs? Didn't need to. Now, he doesn't. Yeah. You're right. All right. Let's move along. Some guy named Ryan priests there at number eight what a race by the way to see him split that other crash that happen later in the race, man. I will I will give him that. It looked impressive. Yes. I mean just didn't live right through it. And I'm sure if you check his fires afterwards there had to be something in that thing. Kyle Larson in pretty much every wreck spun by himself and otherwise just a steaming pile of rubbish at the end of the race at forty two machine. He somehow finishes better than Jimmy. This seems to be his calling card, by the way. If you remember the wroval that car was destroyed in somehow he was able to barely end up ahead of Jimmy and the championship the hunt that year. So a lot of weird things. We does a lot of really magical things destroyed racecars kids. Listen up here. This these guys Jimmy Johnson. Kyle Larson are prime examples of why you never give up. No, definitely not you know, to that fact will also go further in the field. How about Korla joy he ended up eighteenth in this race Kerry? But he had trouble very early on cargo shared apart has a little fake face on the front of the car just got mangled and that team stuck with. They kept working on all day. Long seven laps down pretty much all day long. And they ended up with eighteenth place finish through attrition. So I mean, you don't give up. That's that's why you keep battling all the way through these things. All right. You got tied. Dylan Michael McDowell Joey llegado at number four who was kind of angry at his fellow Ford people for not helping him. Yeah. He's pulling the champion card real quick. I think really early. Yeah. He for them. The McDowell should be indebted doom forever. Michael McDowell said, no, I don't get paid to push you. Yeah. Paid to do whatever I can to win the race. And he saw that Joey had a destroyed race car himself and didn't think that was his best shot at twin? So I mean, you can't really blame down on that. Don't you know, who I am? The champion, man. It's right. You respect me. Eric Jones at number three. Let's hear from him. The car is still pretty good after the damage is really it looks really tore up. But it it went down the straightaway. Really good. So sport clips Camry was pretty quick all day. I think had we not had our issue and had a pit we we could have been right up there with Colin Denny for the remainder of the race hopefully without damage, but. Just got some big Ron's holes opened up and goes guys up there trying to fight for position. And as they were doing that. I was just kind of able to go where they weren't. And and had a big run each way and and get a few spots. So I probably wasn't gonna win. But just trying to maximize points at that point. How did air Jones ended up third carry don't know it just goes in line with his whole top ten. They just weird this. I mean he had fuel pressure issues early in the race illegally. He was going to go behind the wall. It was going to be over. I'm how they got that fixed. And he ends up third. Wow. Wow. Is a good word for this entire top ten except for Kyle Busch. He pretty much had a pristine race car up to. Yeah. And he went to the media center and actually talk for quite a while. I thought the racing day was pretty good. You know, like Joey said, I think having a fulfilled cars, obviously, just allowed the bottom to materialize and have enough strength down there to be able to keep some role in not everybody just being able to be so strong around the top. So. So you know, there was some good racing today. I thought the the two wide sometimes three wide actions. Sometimes the mixing it up guys get loose. And gets shuffled out was was pretty intense there and a few times, and I wouldn't say that much needs to be done. Maybe we just don't need to have racist with twenty cars on the track when he forty. All right. Kyle Busch there. Didn't stomp off though, he didn't. And he had every right to this point. He had this. I five hundred victory within his sights. And I it just wasn't to be. He didn't have enough of a push from behind. He knew he knew he knew the script was you know, they got the script weeks ago. And he knew he was like, okay. I guess I'll finish second. I guess I'm to Kabua's one to listen to scripts if they were to begin out, they got the j d Gibbs script and any was gonna win this thing. No matter what and Kyle new. And I think he had some time to reflect and realize that are you? Sure, I am absolutely positive for this. Car pile up where plenty of people could have been mangled all scripted. Yep. Right at two hundred miles an hour. Yep. Absolutely. We'll how come it in the script that the wood brothers car would make it through that Twenty-one car melee to finish well as well for Glenwood. Well, by the way, Paul Menard causing a wreck again just skirting right past that. Can even entertain that. I'm gonna move on just moving right along. Since we already know Denny Hamlin wins. His second Daytona five hundred here is Denny. He I think the first one I I'm not sure if it was a green white checkered or not, but it was inside five to go. And I thought that you know, any deals and stuff like that. Or original deal was inside tin ago after that you kind of race we kept going. We had I think a restart with seven or eight to go we worked together, and they asked I think they asked and we said, you know, let's just race it out. And that was with the second to last restart. We decided we wanted to kind of race it out being on the front row kind of liked in was hoping he was gonna take the line that he chose and he did. So that put us in a good position. You know, everything that I've all experience I've had on new line. I wanted to be in and it was going to be a fifty fifty shot whether he put us in that line or not in when he did we got the lead the. Russian came out. And then we were just go ahead and stay in racing. Like, we were I knew the top line was the line. I was going to choose and they actually came over. They came to my father and said, hey, do you wanna do do you want to drop down in front of us? We're open to do that. And when I saw him in the twenty two lined up. I was like the lap -solutely shirt. Definitely do we'll do that. So I thought that was the best move for us. But it still gave him a great opportunity to win. Because you've got a great run on us on the backstretch, and we had to block it. And so I think that he probably knew the same thing that I did is that that bottom lane deteriorates really quick at the end of these races out. I've been on the bottom lane three or four times here on the with on a green white checker and lost the race every time because it was just not the place to be. So I thought that he was actually pretty smart and thinking that, hey, if I drop down in front of him that puts him in the position to go on offense against me. So if he's on the inside of me, and I'm right there on his door. There's no offense of play that he can make. He was actually he did the made the right move in my opinion to let us do that. So he can have the twenty two and make a run and here to break it down for us this chief, Chris gave heart. Yeah. Well, I can tell you the unfortunate truth is we probably just lost the day preparing because we're going to be here. Putting a car and the museum, and that's quite alright with us. You're exactly right with all the unknowns NASCAR right now with the rules packages. I think you guys are in for a treat leak week. You're never gonna know everybody's trying to figure it out and every sharks going to be a little bit different. So there's gonna be a lot of comers and goers to start the season. But I have so much confidence in the people around the Joe Gibbs racing and FedEx and Denny trust an EMMY to to allow me to to do this. And we've just got such a strong group around us. I'm just lucky guy that every now and then gets the jump up call the play. But in the past three months, it's become so evident to me that it's about the people around you, and I'm just a very small part of that. And let me tell you this eleven FedEx team has a very good group around him. And I couldn't be more excited to get going. And Joe I dislike the retrace minute. What happened? And I wish is, you know, this the most emotional and the biggest win of ever had in my life and anything. Jaydee Dodi raised team was the guy that ran day to day operations for twenty seven years. He invested his occupational hif- in our race team. And as a part of that he went up to purchase some late models stuff from Denny and struck up a relationship with any put him on a test. Put him in a truck put him in a xfinity car at Darlington. And finally, he said we need to sign this guy. And so that started the relationship and everything and thank you for that. I checked by the way, I got set a rims for my truck and a plasma TV as I was in high hours. Was hit. That is the truth. He had nothing. Okay. And three years later. He bought a house next to me. It was twice as big as my house. So tells you get wrong into everything. So there's the crew from Joe Gibbs racing. Denny after the race. I don't know if you caught this that he wants that car. So he can put it in his house, and those people that aren't familiar he means that literally. Yeah. He has his other Daytona five hundred winning car in his living room under glass wall. So I guess he wants to put this one next to it. But it's a big die-cast or something. I've got a one one scale die cast. But no in. And so I know you joke about this being a scripted kind of thing. Definitely obviously wasn't. You can't script things tuner miles an hour, especially when you have weird things happened throughout the day. Like what happened in this race? But it couldn't have been any any better script. If there was a script for jobs racing. One two three finish just like five weeks after JD Gibbs past this. This is the stuff that movies are made of rain right here that does seem to happen. A lot in NASCAR. Let's be honest. It does. And so, you know, when you're looking at things like this you've got everybody it's been just wearing their heart on the on their sleeve throughout the entire offseason. Sure before JD past. I'm sure people within the organization knew the things weren't going. Well, and I'm sure they worked really hard in the offseason to put the best foot forward for JD. And then once that news comes out, you kind of get up on the on the stick there, and you get things a little bit a little bit more perfect going into things you just want things. Perfect. You wanna win for your fallen friend fallen them following everything. And they really came through in the clutch. Now, of course, it took a lot of weird things, and they had to miss a lot of crazy things even Eric Jones. Like, we said the fuel pressure thing, but they all made it through all the weird situations throughout the day. And there they were at the end in a position to win. And they and they got it done. Dale senior dies the very next race Daytona junior wins. Now that's true, but shooters pretty restrictor plate driver. And that wasn't the only tiny one day Tono or Talladega. So Hendrick motorsports. Plane crashes Jimmy Johnson wins martinsville. All I mean. Jimmy Johnson again pretty good martinsville. So it's pretty good bet regardless what happened there. I just giving you some other examples. No, I I hear you. It's just these things are lined up perfectly for these people that are just great and they situations again Halen one of the best restrictor plate drivers in the sport. Today got up on the wheel when it mattered most here in the Daytona five hundred for JD Gibbs. And that's an awesome story. Really really cool stuff to see how about this. Carey there were. How many cars were finished? We're running at the end of this thing. Well, I think they said three had no damage, right? And there weren't many that were running at the end of this. There was a lot of chaos throughout this race. There was I mean, I think we mentioned pretty much all of it. Kyle Larson spinning flat tire running into everything else. Massive wreck with ten laps to go superstars involve Martin tricks junior. Ryan Blaine Jimmy Johnson William buyer and chase Elliott Eric Jones Daniel Suarez. And I think they counted. Eighteen cars in that one. And I love the video that they've slowed down of that wreck of this just massive pile of steel and wreckage with sparks it. Just it looks like it's all gonna fuse and melt together. Yeah. It was it was wild. And it was actually official number being twenty one the early numbers rate team, but they did balloon to twenty one by the time. It was all done and involved in that crash while the person who led the most rate most laps in this race, Matt Benedetto. The Phil good story of speed weeks came to a crashing halt there during that twenty. One car pile up, and that's a real shame. You must have been freaking out for forty nine laps. Hey, man. He was he's showing that he can get it done indecent limit. And that's what I try to tell you about all these guys are in the back you go. These guys are just backmarkers. They're not they're all pretty good. If you get them in the right situation. And it looks like mad Benedetto's in a pretty good situation over there leave on family raising leaving. And I'm pretty excited to see what he does this year. I really think especially with this new package on the amount of house where it's going to keep the field a little close to each other. I think that can make up for any kind of early season miscues the have as they're trying to build their stuff up with Joe Gibbs racing equipment. But I really like what I'm seeing on this team. We saw Jeffrey Earnhardt kind of do the same thing the day before with Joe Gibbs equipment. Yeah. And did you see that? He's got a new deal coming as well with a brand new team. That's that's awesome stuff for Jeffrey. So a lot of really cool things come in for a lot of guys who have worked really hard for a lot of years to get their big break. And it's cool. See a lot of finally getting that. In case you care about stage wins Kyle Busch one stage one Ryan planning stage two and Toby mentioned the the new package the real racing season. I think begins this coming weekend. Lanta all new racing package. We're gonna talk about that coming up next. Right here on W. Weekly is. This is the final latte weekly on the final us today is Austin hill. Your most recent truck series Daytona winner. That's gotta sound pretty nice, right? I I don't get tired of hearing that for sure. Well, first of all welcome to the program. And you're on of course, because you know, you won the truck series race this past weekend. And so take us through those closing laps. I mean, you were battling grant pretty hard. He was like right on your bumper there come into the coming to the stripe. Yeah. We we were really close on feel. So that was really my number one concern was man. I thought we were going to run out. We couldn't really early fitted on lap sixty with forty to go regulation. And when we started having those two overtimes, man, I man the my crew and crew chief Scott's Adela, we we were kinda the feuding it back and forth. You know, those only what ten ten callers left or something like that. So. If we would've came in. We wouldn't have lost a lot a lot of ground. But we just said, hey, let's just go for where. So so that's what we did. And that that last grew much definitely intense back craft and all turn to how to huge run. And we were able to block him on the backstretch and then coming around for the final time three three and four grant got my back bumper and was trying to trying to push me and get by me. And you know, somehow we were able to block him, right? We kinda knew exactly where he was going to go my slaughter. Mike Carmody didn't also job. He pretty much called the move. He was gonna make before he actually made it if that makes any sense so hats off to him. If if he if he wouldn't have crew the the move out before he was gonna make it a I don't know if we'd be sitting here talking to you about the wind, but all it only was awesome race. For us. Also writes for toward rice in the whole, MS ation. You know, starting off the year with those guys I race for them. It definitely get you relationship going a lot faster Austin than if you would have had a bad night. Yeah. Absolutely. What was what was the emotion? Like you're coming to the the start finish line. The checkered flag waving in the air, and you are p one. Yes. So, you know, the when I came off a term for and I shut the door and grant that one that one final time I knew as long as we had the fuel to get to the finish line that it was hours, and I'll I had so much stuff going through my head the whole entire last lap. I just I kept thinking that we were gonna start running fuel for four. And and that we weren't gonna make it to the line. And you know, all those things going through your head. So I really wasn't excited or are celebrating until after I had done cross start finish line. And then it started to sink in a little bit as to what happened. Man. I couldn't be happier to get to get my first win at Daytona. It's the place that any young racer coming up through the rankings. It's definitely something that's on their bucket list. And now I have my check off. So that's that's a really cool experience. Absolutely. Absolutely. So I noticed this could just be me. But I know a lot of wrecking in this race. What did you do to avoid all those big ones? Oh, man. So you know at the beginning of the race. Our plan was to to get up front and stay up front. We wanted to be in that wait pack. We wanted to be the first five or six trucks, and we did that for the majority of the night, you know, stage one we finished second in the first stage. Few guys stayed out. You guys only took fuel we feel in two tires. So only rolled back out for the restart. We restarted somewhere on the fourteenth fifteenth position. And we didn't want to be in that predicament. So we kinda just wrote it out right there finish. Thirteenth. I think it was in the second stage. And my guys had a heck of stop to end stage two we when we rolled back out. We were back up front in contention where we wanted to be. And then when we had that call or someone at lap sixty we were able to come in top off with fuel. And you know, we we got back out, and we're in the lead pack again. So I think that's one of the biggest things helped us in the race. So void a lot of the carnage. There was the time that I had a run on the ninety nine on those coming down to the closing laps, and he left the door open a little bit off to and I got up under him, and he went to the door, we'd cut and it kind of hurt my momentum. I was like man I'm I'm out of this race. The next thing. You know, they start wrecking the ninety nine gets taken out. And somehow we got three that. I just I remembered as going left and going as as to the grass is I could staying committed to the gas and. I went back and watch the replay. It was only a foot or so that I missed that wreck. So it kinda made me already knew that. I missed the rake, but it kinda made me pucker up. But just watching the replace it, would it was a really crazy to miss that wreck. I still don't know how we were able to make it through that while exciting description there, you your very visual with your words, very cool where I want to Austin hill. The most recent truck series winner at Daytona. And what'd you do to celebrate? Oh, man. I I I it was so cool. So we as a family where we're going to DisneyWorld either way when we let it matter we were going to go to DisneyWorld just just for a few days. And so that's what we did. We went to DisneyWorld at made it that much more special in that much more fun to to be DisneyWorld and be you know, Daytona winters that it just I felt like if we would have lost the race or ran out a fuel on the last row. They would have been a lot of talk of man, what if this happened or what if that happened? So it was all. Awesome to be able to close it out and get that win. And celebrate it with my whole family that was really cool experience. Very very cold. I win at Daytona. Where are you gonna put the trophy? So the the trophies gonna go back to the race shop with the guys that have toy race. And then we're going to actually get a replica made of it. And it'll end up going in my house, so can't wait to to get that replica mate. And and get it into the house. They usually make die-cast for the winters are they gonna do that for your truck? Yeah. They actually already have. So I'm out now for Priore. So if you're going to you should see it kinda kinda everywhere on Twitter right now to to preorder it. So I know my family members and friends and stuff they already have them pre-ordered. So that's really cool. Absolutely. Absolutely. All right. So you got the win onto your belt. What does that mean for the rest of the season going forward? Now, man, it it didn't really hit me that we were locked into the to the play offs. So to be in the playoffs is is really a cool cool deal. Now, we get the gist. Go have some fun. We get to go out there. And and go for stage points go for wins. And and not worry about all the the point situation that we just get to go have fun, and that's going to start this weekend in Atlanta. We're just gonna go out. We're gonna give it all we can. And I bet she just just from talking to to visit the Bill or Scott that the deli. My crew chief there's gonna be a few times throughout the year that you're gonna see us make some bold mold moves and maybe come down pit road for splashing go and try to make the end on you'll and there's gonna be a lot a lot of stuff that's going to be happened that we probably wouldn't have done if we wouldn't have won at Daytona that we're going to try throughout the season. And it opens up a lot of doors. You can try new setups that you might be if about that you wanna try it so forgo to race. And we're just awful. And from what we tried that setup. It didn't work, and we're just gonna get them next. Race to the best. We can. So like, I said a lot of doors definitely are gonna open throughout the season for us. What's your confidence level heading into this week in Atlanta? I have a lot of confidence going into Atlanta Atlanta's my whole track. So that's really cool. And I have a lot of family members here support me and hanging out. So that's gonna be awesome to see. And last year. We actually had a really good truck with Young's motor sports. We were gonna finish in the top ten. I felt like pretty easily that last fits thought last year a lot of guys to tires, and man, you know, how it is. At Atlanta, four tires are definitely a lot better than to anything. You can get four tires four tires on that thing. It's good. So we thought that we were gonna finish somewhere around the six eight spot. It was a green white checkered. And unfortunately, we cut a lift retire going down the backstretch after taking the green. So we didn't get to see exactly where we would have finished. But all. All for Young's motorsports. I felt like that was going to be an awesome day force, and it and it kinda cut short to go. But so so going into to the to the weekend with Torey, you know, they won last year. So I think we're going to be good. There's there's a little bit of a new pack is that we're going to try this you that being Scott been talking about. So hopefully, we get a little bit of practice in the weather. Don't look too good this weekend, but host hopefully can get a little fan with this new this new set up that he has and see how it is. I'm sure a lot of new NASCAR fans are old at NASCAR fans. They now know the name Austin hill because of your big win at Daytona last weekend. I appreciate the time. Thanks so much for joining us on the final app and good luck this weekend and throughout twenty nineteen. Thank you. I really appreciate it. Hopefully be talking to you got about another one, absolutely anytime. Thank you. Mike us at Facebook dot com slash the final lap like us. 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Well, it's all Toby Christie this and Toby Christie that and then Toby Christie shared on the final app, it's like, okay and Ferretti. We get it. You like NASCAR? Okay. Well, let's poll. The folks that the final app Facebook Facebook dot com slash out. Let us know. Are you enjoying the updates? I post to the the file apps Facebook page or do you want me to dial things back a little bit? All right time now for news of the week weekend for that Toby has more about some unfortunate news. So we joke around on the show. This is not a joking matter at all this is seriously. The sad is news that I could think of that. We would be starting the the week off with renown NASCAR artists. Sam Bass's passed away over the past weekend. Nascar released a statement saying quote, though, he never turned a lap or a wrench. Few captured the essence of our sport through his work more than Sam bass. He was a consistent presence in the NASCAR garage and his ever present smile in endearing personality welcomed all that we have lost a member of the NASCAR family has legible continue in his art all of which illustrated the greatness of our sport. And the talent of a true friend in quote, man, Sam has been a guest on this show in the past and we'll be greatly missed. He was fifty seven years old. This is just sad, man. This is probably I don't know if I've talked anybody happier than Sam bass or anybody who's made me feel happier. Just from talking to the guy had an infectious personality and has a real bummer. It's a terrible way to start the year. All right. We'll switch gears here a little bit. We got Ryan Blaney attempting a world record this weekend. The Guinness kind not not the little tiny ones. We're talking the big dogs here against fastest lap around like a mile and a half track or something. Nope. Not even racing related. What? Yeah. It's crocheting. Really? No, no. It's actually he's gonna try to take the most selfish ever in three minutes. Now, the current record is one hundred sixty eight in that time, which almost seems impossible. But I guess that's why it's a world record, dude. Okay. So I could beat this record like easily. Oh, yeah. With like burst mode. Does it have to be selfish with different people or just sell fees while you can't use burst mode? And I think it has to be with different people. I was gonna burst mode, and it was just gonna be me. Yeah. So I just burst your bubble. Just ruined everything. Yeah. It's going down Sunday eleven AM. If you're at the track the Atlanta fans own and Ryan said, quote, the good news is being fast is the name of the game and NASCAR. So I feel like I'm well prepared. Plus, I can't think of a group of people better suited to help me. Make it happen. The NASCAR fans, let's do this and quo. The cool thing about this record that you're pursuing here. If you're Ryan Blaney is that it's not like super physically demanding. So if you fail on your. Co you keep trying. That's true. Yeah. That's true. Like, I'm trying to set the rules fastest marathon or something in. We got to be honest here. He he does this all the time. And the fans are asking to do this all the time. So we've got experts on both sides. Yeah. And Ryan Blaney is one of the best ones out there for the fans. I mean, he will literally at test session, go underneath the bleachers. That fans that have come out to the test session to watch cars. Go single file during regular just hire tests, and he will order pizza with them. So yeah, Ryan Blaney is really awesome with the fans impromptu pizza party. That's how cool he is. I know seriously. I mean, there are so many NASCAR drivers sit there and whine and complain that the sport is dwindling or this that and the other guys like Ryan Blaney just get it. They understand and they go the extra mile for whether it be media fans, whoever they understand the whole piece of the puzzle. And he's pretty good on the right track as well on top of that. But a lot of the peace. The puzzle or the he understands where you're coming from. And he gets why rails wanting to do the things are wanting to do and he's pretty accommodating his PR person. Ian gets it to. So we like ins awesome, by the way. All right. You've got paint scheme news because I know how much you like the paint schemes or they're all over your website now. Yeah. That's kind of a big part of what I do. Now. So Kyle Larson has a new paint scheme for multiple races this year, including Atlanta this weekend. And although it's been with Chip Ganassi racing for a long time ten years. In fact, McDonald's would be on the hood of the forty two car. And of course, if you're wondering they make hamburgers and lots of them. The know if you knew who McDonald's was wasn't aware. I only eat it like five times a week because the kids I wasn't happy meal and went happy. You don't actually eat the food. I want the toy and what the toy. Oh, good. See things haven't changed. I was a kid. So that's good. You will see the new colors on the number forty two this weekend in Atlanta. Like, we mentioned. It's awesome. It's really cool clean. Mcdonald's paints came maybe the best McDonald's paint scheme since back in the Bill days. Most of the happy meal toys, by the way, are absolute garbage. They are so useless. It's just a hunk of plastic with paint on it. So we now know that McDonald's will not be sponsoring news week. So it's good. Thank you care. Murphy for alienating yet, another potential sponsor, and we wonder why we're not making any money on this hand over ten years into the same. We just can't seem to get out from spinning our wheels. We don't understand why doesn't anybody wanna sponsor us? Just if you were to sponsor us. We would do really well at talking good things about you. So man, those happy meal toys are the best WalMart anymore because actually you just see just switch around the bad stuff that we say, and it would be all good, right? But for the listeners, don't they go back to episode, whatever this is five fifty six nobody goes back. Wait, he said that they were junk and then twenty episodes later, they're amazing. Are you kidding? Twenty seconds later. We might say something different. That's a good point with us. You never know. It's any other paint schemes on the horizon. You're into that. You know, Michael McDowell fresh off his Daytona five hundred top five actually announced a freight auctions a paint scheme as well. It looks awesome SMD designs actually made that paints came very cool black dark grey and orangish red on there too. So game last week that it was just all words who was that a pain all just words looking like a reading a book it was a back marker. And there was like no big logo is just a bunch of words. I was like, okay. Who approved that the ally Bank car. No. No. Well, I mean, that's that's came to mind. New saying wasn't Cupper. What it wasn't Cup? It was just a bunch of sentences everywhere. I'm like, okay. That's. It was awful, and it was a back marker. And it was anyway, and was no, I don't it was it came through my Facebook. And I just scrolled. Okay. I have a lot of other new paint schemes for this week. But I do know that Garrett Smith Lee will actually Ryan the seventy seven for spire motorsports. This week who? Why do you even do this show? You don't like it. Why do you do it? It's it's it's my conduit for all things. Jimmy, your reasoning for being on the show just pay just just mess with me. That's what you're doing. Well, you do your fair share messing with me. Let's be honest. Of course, I do. That's what makes this show. Great. But okay. So who is the I'm still trying to figure out who this was the had all just weird names on there was an awful looking car. And you know, speaking of cars, you don't like how about the old spice car with Korla. Joyce face on it. We mentioned earlier it's back this week in Atlanta. Great. So they fixed it. Yeah. They fixed it and they'll be back again. All right spice like the amount of attention. They got from the paints came in its back. Just proves that even bad news is good news. I guess. Okay. Folds of honor quick trip. Five hundred longtime inside joke. That's great. That's excellent folds of honor. Yep. That's good quick trip. Five hundred how do how do those two things even go together? I don't know. I mean one's like a military thing. And the other is like the convenience store. I don't see how you put those two things together. But the only backmarker I can see that would even possibly remotely close to what you're asking. You're saying you saw would may be the sixty six of Joey gays, but even that I don't really see. I don't I don't think you're thinking of a different series or something folds of honor. Atlanta Motor Speedway race to honor folds of honor race to of thirty six. We may know district respect to the military. It's just something else. Surfing else. We can't talk. I must say by the way, I do like quick trip. That is an awesome set of gas stations base of Oklahoma. And they're awesome. We don't have those here. So well, you will there quickly multiplying across the United States. And they're excellent. They have these awesome things they make in their little food section like hot dogs and stuff, obviously. But they also have like Qalat cheese in the morning all sorts of different things they make their pizza. Are you trying to get them as a sponsor? Well, I would like that actually because there's everywhere around me. And they're excellent. I like UT 'cause I can easily mess that up. I'm sure you could. I'm sure you could maybe we do have them Cutie. I didn't know that's the shortcut for it. Yeah. Quick trip. Thank you t. I don't go to a lot of gas station. So all right. It's a one point five mile oval banking up to twenty four degrees. Fron stretches Twenty-three thirty two backstretch eighteen hundred so not equidistance. We're gonna have to wait a bit on that one race is three hundred who's less of may quit isn't these days than there used to race length is three twenty five or five hundred point five miles that needs to be cut by half. That's just insane. Stages. One and two are each eighty five laps also insane. And the final stage is a just a coma and Dusing one hundred fifty five laps. Why do you hate racing? So much. I don't I love it. I just think we need a little less of it. Because that's why fans are going audios. I don't think so man, I really 'cause I flashback today's my first started watching these races were insanely long we had five hundred mile races at Rockingham and Dover. And there's nothing wrong with it. We all liked it. So I don't so watching a race last year at some point my son, Marcus goes and plays an entire baseball game comes back who won. No, no. It's still going. He just leaves the room because even he rolls his eyes going. Okay. Call me when there's ten laps to go so gratification who wins ten laps is this week spot. Guys. That's all you need is ten lab raises ten laps while while I guess if your gonna start flashy. No, he's not gonna win last year's pole. Sitter was Kyle Busch. And last year's race winner was Kevin Harvick. So Kevin Harvick won like way back in the day. And then recently last year. Hey, I know stuff check out all the specifics on it. But yeah, that's fine. What he didn't give super specific details on it. He one way back in the day. And then he won last year. Okay. He wanted in two thousand one there there you perfect. See me, I race the very first running of this exact race since Dale Earnhardt senior passed away. And he wanted the same exact fashion as Dale senior in Dil senior's car. That's weird moments. We talked about Jeff Gordon side by side. Yeah. It his third career start, by the way. Replacing the driver of the three-car. Check out all the action Sunday one thirty PM eastern on FOX walks. Awesome. Drivers at Atlanta. We begin wait waiting. Yup. I think we're. Trying to make sure you Jimmy. Yes. Okay. You begin? Sure. Took a while. Okay. How about this guy? Fresh off a Daytona five hundred victory is second ever in the great American race for number eleven jobs racing. Fedex express Toyota Camry. Denny hamlin. His win four top five seven top tens on the pole at Atlanta average, finish of eighteen point three that's fresh. Kevin Harvick who has two wins. Like, we just mentioned seven top fives thirteen tends to polls average finish of thirteen dot nine five for those watering. He'll be driving the Miller lite paint scheme this week to Krista com. Find out more last week's was carbon-fiber. I noticed what was Kevin's the paint. Well, the sticker the giant rap was made in overtime because Laos keys paint scheme. That's okay. As Lasky on. Kevin Harvick ready. I'm ahead of you. That's okay. How about this? We'll go. Kevin harvick. The number four Stewart Haas racing Ford Mustang. He wins this race track. I'm lost. Are we are? We still correct. Are we on track? Okay. Yes. All right continue. We'll don't mess with me. Now, are we? We can't do this right? Kevin Harvick will be driving. The Jimmy Johns paints this week two wins this race track. As we mentioned earlier, seven top fives, thirteen tunes to polls and average fish of thirteen point nine five. Kyle Busch has a couple of wins five top five seven top tens poll average finish of thirteen point three six eight. What did you think of the Eminem's chocolate bar? I don't know what to think yet. What to think? I I'm still on the fence. I know my son who that's his favorite driver. Didn't like it. Of course, he doesn't like chocolate. So that is weird. So why does he chews tobacco driver that has chocolate sponsor, I don't know because there's chocolate hidden under Nathe colors. Maybe it has a candy coating. He doesn't realize it's chocolate perhaps. Okay. How about Kurt Busch? And the number one Chip Ganassi racing Chevrolet Camaro z l one his three wins this race track. Six top five thirteen top tens in the poll average, finish thirteen point three six eight which brings us to the driver with the best record at Atlanta. Currently driving on the track will not literally right now. But Jimmy Johnson in the number forty eight Hendrick motorsports. Chevrolet Camaro Zia one Oakham. It doesn't say ally Bank. I've been none of them have said at the other weird. I've just been throwing that in there for us. You added that? All right. Yes. Those to the table Jimmy the goat greatest of all time has five wins. They're fourteen top five sixteen top tens his average finish is ten point nine five the second best. Right. So you said he was the best at this track. Although his average finished suggests he's the second best track. Yeah. But he's got five victories, and that's all these guys care about. But he doesn't have the best average fish average, finish doesn't. Do anything it. Sure does. Chase Elliott has the best average finish here. I think a lot of people say it's a pretty good thing to have show me a win. Show last year. How many Jimmy have he has one at this year? Not a points. Pangolin doesn't matter. It's been what sixty races. Now carry he visited victory lane. That's all I care about sixty points paying races. He pushed chase Elliott to victory lane. So that's pretty stand up guy is thing to do. I seem to recall you also be rating dill junior back in the day when he was pushing Jimmy Johnson wins. Now, I mean, literally I walk Glenn around the gas or something I do remember that okay next. We've got more shenanigans here on T F L W should endings like us at Facebook dot com slash final lap. Getting you ready for this weekend's? Gary Murphy, his name is Toby Christie, and we call this entire thing. The final lap weekly and it's fantasy racing. We just wrapped up Daytona the Daytona five hundred last week. Our fantasy racing is pretty cool this year for several reasons one of which is NASCAR didn't wipe out our entire group. So if you play last year, you're still playing with us whether you want to or not where you're playing without star in it. Whether you want to or not, that's that's right. So that's kind of cool. And if you wanna play along with us, now's the time to do it. You got you know, you missed one race. But no big deal. Once you get started. Now, the final app dot com. Link is at the top of the page now and it takes right over to the NASCAR game. And one thing I noticed on on this year's game. It tells you the exact day in time that things lock in. So like, you gotta get your your poll. Locked in before the twenty second at five oh, five PM eastern. And then the race locks in on the twenty four th at two forty five pm eastern. So that's really cool that they tell you that. Yeah. Awesome. And there's another thing that you noticed or heard about that. They're also doing this year. Yes. So in years past like last year, I did several times. But you forget to change roster. Yeah. So if you do this you're you're team carries over from week to week. So as long as you haven't used all the races allotted for that driver. You'll get to keep them on your Austria. Even if you forget, so you could forget up to ten times. And then the you're done. Yeah. You still have a team for ten weeks. That's pretty nice. What if you're all restrictor plate heavy and you're heading to martinsville or whatever. I don't know what the schedule is. But I mean, obviously is not ideal but still better than zero. I I can actually look and see where the land mines might be. But if you were to forget a week. That's a good thing. Definitely. I would say that a pretty pretty decent thing. There's a lot of people to choose from here. I mean, there's yeah. Like, forty of them almost there's what thirty seven on the entry lists this week. So really should only be twenty. But that's a discussion for another time. Well, I think your stupid if you don't go. Kevin Harvick he's been very good amount half tracks way news. You are just stupid. If you go. Kevin harvick. I mean, I probably not done in the past. And I've been stupid by not doing. So so Kevin harvick's on my list only has two wins there. It's not like he's a Jimmy Johnson. No. But he's very consistent Atlanta. He's very very much in the running every time another guy who's always in the running, but doesn't necessarily have wins here. Chase elliott. I'm going with that. I feel good about that. I am also going to go Jimmy Johnson. Well, that's good. You should I was expecting more of a excitement onto you. But that's okay. That's good. You should not weird nineteen eighties radio DJ guy. Well, I wasn't EJ back then. So I think somebody keep an eye on for this race though. Even though they don't particularly drive for the team that people think is very strong right now Ryan Newman. He always seems to get some speed out of cars Atlanta, for whatever reason you've qualified second there last year at our CR equipment had not been for a weird part failure. He would have pretty decent finish speaking of Ryan Newman. Didn't he run like last fifty laps on a blown tire? Ten laps for. Yeah. Hundred. He ran ten five of the ten the final ten laps. He ran on a very shredded tire. I bet it felt like fifty sure probably did. And so this week Lanta very tire abrasive race track. I feel pretty good with my odds on Ryan Newman. And also Martin tricks junior has been very good amount of half tracks as well. Over the last several years. I feel good about him Ecole Pearn snapping out of wherever that we're Daytona funk. They had was because they weren't very competitive Daytona. Oh, I know what I wanted to find out. Yes. A little slow. Remember last year, we were conserving Jimmy's. And and and you know, we thought it was for the whole year and all this stuff. So does it reset the playoffs? Again. That's a good question. And I don't know. Hopefully, it does because then the ten isn't so bad. Right. We can then you would have team for twenty weeks. Perhaps we should maybe read the rules. Yeah. Well, we didn't see that sneaking thing in the rules last year. So I'm sure well this year, I'm going to assume that we get reset at the playoffs. And I'm just going to use up my Jimmy's go for it man to cheat. Do I already got one used up? I'm gonna use another one this weekend Atlanta and so on and so on until he gets a win. That's excellent. I think you should do that. All right. I think we're done actually the show already. Yeah. I know we had a lot of fun on this one. Well, well, I was not very good fancy last week scored a hundred and fifteen points. So that's not good. I'm like hundred fifty four league. I did one thirteen. Wow. Thanks, Tom, by the way. He let us know that our league is the eighteenth highest amount of users league on NASCAR com who are the other seventeen losers. A one would be like NBC sports, Dale, jR in them in it. Everybody should leave all those and come to ours. We're better. We are. We actually will sit here and talk to you on like, those people speaking of which where you knew that where's the texting and chatting and stuff? I'm it's in there on the website on the mobile version of member on the website. I don't see it. Anyway, I'll look for that. While we while we wrap things up here. Checkered flag flying on this show. This has been the final weekly catches next week right here. We will be recapping the full of honor at Atlanta Motor Speedway and preview Las Vegas where I am going to drive and hang out for a while. And all the stories in between Toby you and I will chat X week. Yes. Honor has been folded. So rap another final lap weekly is in the books, the final AP weekly hosted by Kerry Murphy, along with Toby Christie, proudly syndicated by United stations radio networks in New York City city, executive producer, Kerry, Murphy, Kerry, Murphy sound design by Russell Nash at audio director dot audio. I'm Tom mode from Tom O dot com. Thanks for listening. Time now for our massive list of patriotic paying people, and that list is massive my friend. It's excellent are people are pre awesome. 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In The Draft Show - NASCAR heads to Atlanta, Daytona 500 Recap!

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In The Draft Show - NASCAR heads to Atlanta, Daytona 500 Recap!

"The big wireless company. Soju outdated plan, tights, long term contracts and mystery fees. Simple mobile different. You get a lightning-fast forty t nationwide network with no contract ever and keep the phone number. You love just text the word BYU, oh p two six one one six hundred one to see if your phone is compatible simple mobile outfield and with a simple standard. Text. Message and data rates may apply based on your mobile phone service. Please refer always to the privacy policy at simple mobile dot com slash privacy policy and the terms and conditions at simple mobile dot com slash terms and conditions yard, your ID. Great green. Then in like hell now coming down. Don't do anything. And welcome everyone to in the draft with Wilson. And was I'm Wilson hearing cold, rainy, southern California. And meanwhile, right across from me at our beautiful studio of the Dakotas version two point zero. Actually, he's not in the studio of the Dakotas. In fact, he's not anywhere in the United States. The Woz man is on assignment with the family in Calgary Alberta Canada. So we couldn't be here on the show tonight. However, he wanted to talk about the Daytona five hundred so badly that we're going to hear from him multiple times during the show. So stick over the whole thing not only are we gonna talk about what happened in the Daytona five hundred. We've got a little bit of news to go over as well not a whole lot though. And then, of course, the paint scheme preview and picks for this weekend's race in Atlanta where we debut the super duper gonna save the sport high downforce tapered spacer five hundred and fifty worst power car package thing. And of course. Everyone's so excited about the new super high downforce slow horse power package that thirty seven cars have signed up to go race in Atlanta. Thirty seven. So we're going to be three short Abud. Everybody gets in. Yeah. All right. So let's start by talking about this season opener the race. We were all so excited for the Daytona five hundred you know, how it ended any Hamlin won the race. Okay. Huge win for Joe Gibbs racing incredible story and not just for Joe Gibbs racing. Incredible story for the Gibbs family to a lesser extent. For Denny Hamlin who didn't seem as maybe he was just a little caught up in emotion. I don't know. He didn't seem as overwhelmed as everyone else did. But still great story for him. And a great story for NASCAR really which AD Gibbs so tragically passing away just a little over a month ago. And then here comes Denny Hamlin on a weekend and a speed weeks where Toyota really hadn't been considered a legitimate contender. And he goes out, and he wins the race the car that JD really pushed for and created at you'll Gibbs racing and the driver that he went out and found and put in that car. At Joe Gibbs racing. So there is no question at all that this was a phenomenal story. The only problem is that phenomenal story and that phenomenon name was tied to an utterly terrible race. It was awful in. Yes. I know there are some people out there that are like, oh, well, it wasn't like the the tools where it was just a follow the leader or the shootout or whatever we're calling it. Now with volatile leader. It doesn't matter. It wasn't terribly. Exciting racing at all. I'm sorry. It just wasn't. And I wish I wish I had clips from last week show when we talked about what was going to happen in this race because there were two things or two things that we said number one. It was going to be the same old racing. We've always seen the Daytona. It doesn't matter that they're bigger spoilers are bigger splitters or ducks on the there that name except doesn't matter and it won't matter that much in Atlanta either. I don't think it will. Maybe it will. But the racing wasn't going to be that much different. And in all on. St. it was not that much different number one. Number two. The second thing was set on the show was that because of the stages, and the fact that it wasn't going to be any different this race. Like every other day tone race was going to come down to pit strategy. And that's exactly what happened. Don't believe me. Go back and watch the entire race came down to that last pitstop where the eleven eighteen made to tire changes the leaders at the time, I'll make four tire changes. And that was it. Then those two guys eleven in the eighteen state out in front of all the craziness at the end of the race, which will talk about in the minute. And so that was it. It was a pit call and then race over. Now, it might have been a little bit more interesting. If there were more than like four cars in the race at the end that haven't been damaged in some sort of incident. But really it doesn't matter because that's what it came down to was pit strategy man other than that we had your traditional Daytona race. Sometimes single file. Near the end. It was single file sometimes to is sometimes three wide and a bunch of big wrecks mostly concentrated at the end of the race other than that, you tell me how it was that much different. And that much more exciting than any other Daytona five hundred because I think of a lot of Daytona five hundred that have way better finishes than what we saw their joy Lagaan. Couldn't get get wrong going Kabul's couldn't get around going. I mean on that final restart. Any Hamlin got out in front because he was on the outside lane in that lane. Had better drive off the restarts. And that was that was all she wrote the race was over and the weird part about it. And we'll talk a little bit more about Fox Sports in a second. But during the broadcasting, Mike joy was so throwing it back at everybody off you thought this is going to be a follow the leader race. Look Michael McDowell look this guy. Look at those guys all only led the race for as much as they did. Because of the way that the pit strategy in the stages were working out. They've you will you go and look at the number of lead changes. Is in the race and the number of leaders in the race. And the vast majority of those lead changes, and those leaders were due the one thing and one thing alone cautions and pit strategy. Somebody else would come in or one group would come in. Somebody else would lead some guys had different strategies during the segments some were going early some. We're splitting the segments in half. And because of that, we got way more leaders and way more lead changes or enough leaders and lead changes that when you look at it on paper. Oh, look like this phenomenal race guys jockeying back and forth. When the vast majority of it was indeed everybody just kind of sitting still waiting for the end the end came around. Everybody completely lost their minds and started running in the other. Some the other big story other than the win for Denny Hamlin. Was the whole Joey Logano situation. Joey felt like he was kinda hung out to dry by Michael McDowell in the end there. He had a bit of a run and the thirty four kind of helped him get that run. But then they got separated a little bit joy started to make some moves expected. Michael McDowell to go with them and it didn't happen in apparently after the race. There was a bit of a disagreement on pit road. And joy said you should come with me. And then McDowell made some comments to the media saying, hey, I don't get paid to help Joey Logano win, and I felt the call Bush had a better shot of getting up to the front taking the lead. So I went with eighteen and not the twenty two now a couple of things here when it comes to Michael McDowell. Yeah, you're right. You don't get paid to help Joey Logano in the race. And obviously you're trying to get as close to the front of the field as you possibly can to get your team. The best result that you possibly can. And honestly, I agree. With them. He shouldn't have to push Joey or anybody else. He should be racing for himself. I think all of the car should be racing for himself. That's the ideal situation. Right. But that's not the reality. And the reality is when you got another Ford up there probably have to go with the other Ford, especially when you're Michael McDowell. And I wonder if there would have been a difference. And this is kind of McDowell's argument one of the things he said, I think it was a day or two after the race is, hey, if I jumped out of my car at the end of the race ran over the Joey Logano and said that everybody, hey, why didn't Joey Lagaan to try to push me to win. Everybody would have been like because he's Joel gone with Gaza champion and your nobody. That's why he's not obligated to push you to the whim, and so we pointed out the double standard, and I agree. I don't know. Scotty does. But I agree there probably is a double standard there. But that double standard exists that like, that's the privilege. You get when you've won it's on a racist. And you've won a championship. Right. When you're Michael McDowell. And you're hoping. That you're gonna have this ride in the future because you're already getting, you know, onto the backside of your career, and you really haven't done a whole lot if anything then. Yeah. At that point. You do I'm sorry. You have to push joy llegado in that situation. Because down the road, you know, front row is going to be talking to Ford, and they're going to be talking about who they want in their car the next year and four it's going to say, well, you remember you didn't help Joey and Joey was our reigning champion at the time. And maybe they've got somebody else they'd like to be in the car and four doesn't have that much influence over any one team. But they've got some so, you know in principle. Yes. I think that Michael McDowell is correct. And everything that he said, but as we all know principle doesn't get you very far in the real world. And so probably he should've gone with the twenty two. What did it made a difference in the end? Now, I really don't think it would have. But for the sake of his standing in the organization, and with the manufacturer would have been good idea to do it. Anyway. Yeah. I think he probably should have done it. Anyway. All right. So Denny Hamlin wins this race. And it wasn't just that Hamlin one that made it such a phenomenal story for Joe Gibbs racing. They finished one two three with Kabul. Second and Eric Jones third. So that kind of put the exclamation point on that entire story. And really the story. I think was the highlight of the Daytona five hundred unfortunately that was only part of what everybody was talking about because as a juxtaposition to that incredible tribute that unexpected tribute to j d Gibbs and such a huge way we had the wreck fest that generated it Emam what? Oh, man. A an S show is what I was thinking those last thirty five laps took over an hour over an hour to red flags. I think and I don't know. I wasn't timing it because I was too busy trying not to fall asleep. But I think. Was like the first the last ten or thirteen laps actually took an hour. Which means the last thirty five laps took like an hour and a half. And we all saw the wrecks, you know, the genome one that's twenty one cars half the field or whatever. And then the other ones after that. And I know then it makes for great highlight reels. And that's all the NASCAR cares about right now is having some sort of calling card, and if that calling card happens to be disastrous wreck with twenty cars in it that takes out all of the main contenders except for those two Toyotas. Well, then so be it. They don't care. So. Yeah. It makes for a great highlight reel. But in all honesty for those of you that actually take the time out of your schedule to listen to this show. I'm pretty sure that you agree that that's not really that's not racing. And while that is great for highlight reels. And there's some people out there that think that makes an exciting racing half. The field wreck. I don't think that's exciting. At all that I think it's terrible racing. And I was shocked. I was shocked. We'll ask Audi about this in a second. But I was shocked with the number of articles that I saw on Monday about the race and about how like there were headlines. Like, oh, this could be the race. It saves NASCAR. This has gotten NASCAR back on the right track. This was such a dramatic race. It was such an incredible race. I'm like what were they watching especially what were they watching for that last hour and a half because there's nothing incredible. And there's nothing dramatic about car sitting on the track. Under a red flag twice in ten laps or twenty or thirty laps or whatever. It was the only thing that was incredible about the Daytona five hundred was the story at the end. And that's it. There was nothing else interest in you'll have to listen to me about Scotty. What did you think of the race and more broadly? What did you think the wreck test at the end added to the entire day of race? Thing Wilson as you can tell I'm in this teeny studio, I like to call home here in Alberta her array in any case, it's warmer here than North Dakota. So that's got that going for it. Did anyone enjoy the tuna five hundred my say, I said what I if they if they did. I like to meet him that was a bad race. It was the only thing that saved. It was the fact that there was a sentimental ending that any Hamlin did win after JD gives passed away this past offseason. But at the same time like I off a flight. It was thirty five laps to go. Once I got back into my hotel and they took like two hours to finish that damn race. That wasn't fun. The wrecks after Rex was not fun. That's that's something that and they were stressing a lot they were stretching a huge amount that it was the last kind of restrictor plate race at Daytona. For the low low air force air force dynamic package comes into effect. But like, that's that's racing. I don't wanna see like that's it's took forever for them to do that like that not necessary not unnecessary situation. You know? And then after the fact everyone be moaning about someone not pushing me might with Dow to to talk himself out of why he did push Joey Logano. Kyle Busch was bitching has his want. But by and large. I think that it wasn't like it wasn't exciting. There wasn't much fun to it. I was or with it. And yet towards the end of just got sick getting with everyone wrecking trying to I mean understands late in the race. But goddamn like you saw the entire time wasn't working. So why do you think was gonna work this time? But yeah, I mean, that's where that's where I stand on this not a great race. I agree. And at one of the articles, I was reading I think it was on Forbes or one of the other. I don't even know where where it was. But what are those articles? It was kind of lauding the race was talking about, you know, the the first hundred eighty oh there was too wide. There was three wide racing. So much over the first one hundred eighty laps or whatever, you know, before all the craziness started. But was there really? I'm going to go back and watch I'm going fast forward through it. But I'm gonna go back and watch because I don't remember thinking. Oh my gosh. Is thrilling racing. There've been. Many many Daytona five hundred's that have been too wide three wide where every lap. It's either this guy leading or that guy leading this guy leading or that guy leading despite the fact that NASCAR is trying to engineer in aero package that creates that exact drama every single lap. I don't remember seeing it remember it being to behind the leader quite a bit. But I don't remember to three wide and all three of these guys is crossing the start finish line side by side by side. And I can't remember like I said, I can't remember which article it was, but this guy was like defending. He was doubling, Dan. Who's like, oh, you must not watch. I one hundred eighty laps. No. Nobody watched the first hundred navy laps. We'll talk about that in the second to and I would much rather. Like the first one hundred eighty laps of great racing. Awesome. Then let's just do one hundred eighty laps. In fact, let's do one hundred laps making two hundred fifty mile race. May maybe that's part of the problem. Maybe if you have to say, okay. Well, the first. Four hundred miles was great is just the last under miles at sucked. Okay. Then have a four hundred mile race. That's what we all want. Anyway, we don't want to sit around for five and a half hours to find out who wins the Daytona five hundred when people have other stuff to do what's going to happen? The get up in leaving. That's exactly what they did do for this race. So I don't get. I don't get everybody or not everybody. I don't get the multitude of articles that I saw on the internet lauding that this could be the race that gets NASCAR on the right track. Again, it was a middling to low quality Daytona five hundred. We've all seen many many better Daytona five hundred's. I wanted it to be great. I really really did being honest with that. But it wasn't. And I'm hoping that Atlanta gives us something different. Although I'm not terribly confidence going to be any different than any other Atlanta race. But that's, you know, we'll talk about that in the show now along with the fact that there were the big wrecks usually and every time we have a Daytona. Talladega race. It does open the door for some surprise finishers. And there weren't as many as you would have expected. I mean, you did have Michael McDowell up there in fifth, but beyond that, not anybody huge. Well, a couple Ty Dillon. He finished sixth in this one Ryan Preece his debut on the Daytona five hundred rookie year in the. Forty-seven car finishing eighth. Great race for him. And then Ross Chastain rounded out the top ten and really I was more surprised when it came to surprise finishers. I was more surprised by some of the big names that ended up in the top ten you had a Jimmy John's Jimmy Johnson finish ninth the left rear quarter of his car was gone. And that brings up an entirely different issue that forgot to put in the notes been who who are those two drivers BJ McLeod who somehow finish top twenty by the way, he was nineteenth BJ McLeod. And Cody wear finished thirty ninth in this race. Those two guys put on the it was the biggest pit road. Bockel? I've seen in a long time. When those two guys under green tried to get into pit road. Actually, one of them. I think it was Cody wear. I can't remember one of those two was trying to get in the pit road. They ran smack dab into the other going one hundred eighty miles an hour down the front stretch. Both of them went ca-. Careening down pit road. Took off the recorder of Johnson's car wreck the bunch of other guys endangered everybody on pit road. If there is any better argument. To not have rent wreck rented car drivers in these races. Especially one like the Daytona five hundred where one false move can cause a twenty one car pile up. And that was Ricky Stenhouse that triggered that one. He knows what he's doing. You get these guys in there that shouldn't be in the race in the first place. I'm sorry. But they should they should be racing. Annex Finnity getting better getting better getting better and then move up. Right. And instead the got a couple of bucks. They got a sponsor. We got owners that are desperate for a couple of bucks or sponsor. They put him in the car and something like that happens on pit road where people could have gotten hurt, and it destroyed some good cars or messed up some good cars. And that's you know, I think that's argument number one or more top three on the list of why NASCAR should trim the field down to twenty five cars, maybe thirty cars in that area. But probably about twenty five cars because when you get those twenty five guys out there they're going to make those rookie type of mistakes at the Daytona five hundred. I mean, if they made that kind of mistake at Bristol martinsville someplace like, not not a big deal. I mean, you have some upset drivers. But not a big deal. So they could learn there they could learn the extent of these series. But don't have them out there learning how to do green flag pitstops in the Daytona five hundred and taking out cars in the process. But despite all of that Jimmy Johnson somehow because it was such a show after that. And so many guys got destroyed after that that it didn't matter. The Jimmy Johnson didn't have the left a recorder of his car. He's still finished. Ninth collars colors must have been in bore wrecks some of them on his own some of them, you know, a product that somebody else, but he must have been three or four different. Rex he finished seventh. Eric Jones had damage on his car. He finished third. So it was weird. I you know, there were definitely some guys who were surprises in this race. But Scotty, I was more surprised by the big name drivers. That's still managed to finish in the top ten despite the fact that they got caught up in one or more of somebody else's mess. Good to see some guys. I mean, Ryan Preece had a hell of a showing just getting through the accidents. He got through. So I think that that's a huge plus for him. I mean good showing restrictor plate race of cares. Really same goes with Ty Dillon. Michael McDowell heaven top ten finishes Jimmy Johnson's cars fallen apart. He's finished ninth loss Chastain with templates finish. It would have been fun to see one of them women, but give go at one-two-three, you kind of figured that. Yeah. These guys were going to go ahead and win the whole shebang. And then there was even guys like Parker, click Herman who got caught up in at least one of those wrecks. If not more than one he finished fifteenth so good for him. So I don't know if you notice the stands in this one it was kind of interesting because NASCAR wanted you to believe that was the fourth consecutive sellout of the Daytona five hundred. But I think if we all looked very very closely, then it was pretty apparent that the word sellout is kind of a relative thing nowadays because there were definitely some empty seats a decent number of empty seats. Now NASCAR announced that the race had sold out at four fifty seven on Saturday evening before the race. And then like I said you could look at the stands, and it certainly wasn't a cell now. I don't want to take anything away because they still said they sold over one hundred thousand tickets, I think the official was one hundred one although am where did this official attendance come from this the first time in what three years in nascar's given us attendance. Because they sold out the race, quote, unquote. I guarantee you that they will not be telling us what the attendance is this Sunday in Atlanta. And I think that when we see the stands raw gonna know why they told us what the attendance was at Daytona. And they won't tell us what the attendance is in Atlanta. So people were there, and that is a good thing. It's a very good thing where they watching on TV. Well, that is a little bit of a different story. And it was an interesting story to because. Right after the race first thing Monday morning, the overnight ratings came out and everybody went nuts. The same people that were harping on on. And this could be the race. It saves NASCAR. It was so exciting so much fun. It was so much different wasn't any different. But those same people were saying citing as a reason that this race could be, you know, turning around it could be the pivot point turning around the fortunes, they pointed to the ratings, and they said, hey, the ratings were actually up from a year ago. This is great thought. Wow. That that actually is kind of impressive literally. There were people saying that the numbers were up, and they were showing the numbers saying that they were up and then two days later on Wednesday, the real ratings come out, and it was the lowest number for a Daytona five hundred ever since they started doing ratings for the race in nineteen seventy nine. And this is Representative of what happens all the time in NASCAR. And usually it's NASCAR doing it. But apparently it extends to the media as well. You know, whether it's rules or gimmicks perceptions of racing in the sport or whatever the small idea overnight ratings or good story at the end of a race snowballs completely out of control the idea of this high downforce package symbols completely out of control at the speed of light like instantly overnight. Everybody's like oh my gosh. This is the big thing. It's going to do everything for this. And it's billed as the best thing ever. And then it immediately falls flat on its face to everyone's embarrassment. Some there. Was some good news in the viewership. And the ratings numbers even though there was about nine million people. I think they said that watch race which is not bad. I think it's really good. It's not going to be like that next week or this weekend. But it's good for the Daytona five hundred of late. I guess but the good news. Is it Fox Sports? Go reported that numbers were up ten percent for online viewing. No, it's not a huge number fifty three point three thousand people as opposed to last year where they had forty eight and a half thousand people. It's not great. But it's something, and it proves what Scotty, and I have been saying for well over a year now that NASCAR needs to readjust how they think about distributing the sport because they're trying they're trying with all monster thing and everything you're trying to appeal to younger people, but they aren't giving younger people content in the way that they're used to consuming it. And nowadays that's online. I mean, die hard fans of sports that are younger. They want to go online and. Content. Whether an for any type of sport, not just racing, but any type of sport. I mean, there are people that not only watch TV online, but they consider YouTube to be their TV. And so if NASCAR seeing an uptick, there's a reason for that. That's great. They should go after that, they should focus on that and give more content and more importantly, if they really watch online and learn shorter more concise content that's going to help out quite a bit which unfortunately means shorter more concise races. I know novel concept, right? So there was a lot about news. A little bit of good news. When it came to the ratings of I'll tell you FOX was all about it mentioned earlier, Mike joy in the booty, basically was telling us we were all it's for suggesting that they told it was going to be just another follow the leader race. And the funny part is he suggested that at the end of the first stage. Well, the first time he suggested it was at the end of the first stage where there wasn't really any exciting racing. I mean a couple of guys. A couple of moves like they tried to get outta line. But when they got online, they stalled out immediately, and whoever it was I guess it was called Bush just one that I stage. Nobody challenged him to the line. So it certainly wasn't. Oh my gosh. It's exciting racing them. Like joy tried to make all thank. And then he said that the later two that oh, boy there's such great side-by-side racing. Yeah. Like three or four rows back but up at the front and the last time he said it who was immediately before everybody got single file leading up to the wreck fest that happened in the final thirty five laps or so so I thought that was kind of ironic so was man your final thoughts on the Daytona five hundred. You know, I don't know what to think this means nothing this raises kind of garbage. But. I guess the biggest takeaway was the fact that the superspeedway super speedways boring and restrictor plate racing is deadly in. It's not fun. And it causes a lot. We we always talk on this show about how we want shorter races and stuff like that. Which is interesting because the the NASCAR fan council had a nice little survey about shorter races and races during the week, and where you want races at so next week when I'm actually live with you. We should go over that. But I mean by in large, I think that it's it's something that NASCAR needs to look at this. This was a race that went on to long to huge red flags. Cleanups. To huge Rex it. Revolted will run right after another legged dragged on and dragged on it was not necessary. So maybe what this new with the restrictor plate as we know. It not being a thing maybe that'll help. But I don't I mean go into. T L, man. I don't know. I think if anything else it's going to be worse because ATL's basically a speed track with without the restrictor plate. Anyway. So. I'm I'm not too. I'm not too keen on it to kind of glad maybe made see I don't know. We'll see how it goes. We will have to see how it goes. But that is a very good point that the laws man brings up that we're gonna have not the restrictor plates, but the tapered spacer which accomplish the same things restrictor plates. It's going to limit the car's five hundred and fifty horsepower this weekend. And we've got the bigger spoilers and all the aero-dynamics stuff on the car. That's gonna make them stick more. And as we saw in the Las Vegas test guys were able to hold the throttle open all the way around and it's probably going to be similar Atlanta. No, Atlanta's a smaller place, but it's got really high banking. So in that, I mean, everything points to the idea that it's going to be very Daytona like which brings up the question. Are we going to see the same type of thing again this weekend at the end of the race? Like we saw last weekend. Nobody knows yet. I mean, we're all gonna find out together. But I certainly hope not, you know, for everybody's sake involved ours in the competitors. But in the end, at least it was phenomenal story at the end of the race. And I do want to stress that because it really was great. It was awesome to see job. Abso- overwhelmed after the race. I mean was really great for him. It was I'm sure we'll help that organization move forward. You know, pass this and help them continue on and know that what they're doing was the right thing by keeping their head down working hard on those cars and getting them back out on track. Now Denny Hamlin wins the race. But believe it or not even though Hamlin won the great American race. The Daytona five hundred is the Daytona five hundred champ as cargoes in the museum for the year. He did all the media towers. He's not technically the point leader. I mean, he is the point leader by tiebreaker because he has a victory. Nobody else does. But believe it or not when you look at the points. He enjoyed Lagaan or tied. They both have enjoy go finish what fourth fifth fourth finished fourth. Hang on. Let me look he finished fourth in the race finished fourth in the race. And yet he is tied for the point lead with the man who won the Daytona five hundred. Then Kabushiki who finished second in the racist. Third in the points, Ricky, where did we Stenhouse house junior even finish he's fourth and points. He finished. He finished thirteenth everybody. Hang on. Let me say that again. Ricky Stenhouse junior finished thirteenth in the Daytona five hundred. He is fourth imports to start the season. And then Eric Jones Alex Bowman colors. Just saying. Maybe that's part of the problem. Okay. Listen you, and I understand that holding you explain it to fan. That's all I'm saying. Over in the end of the series Michael net one for j or motor sports. Great win for him. Good to see a an xfinity series driver when that race and the same holds true for the truck series. In fact, the truck series, huge huge story. Austin hill wins the truck race. Now. Remember that Austin hill went to Tori racing over the offseason. Replacing Brett Moffitt who had won the championship in that truck. And that was a big deal where you know, Moffet got the boot even though he won the championship. Austin hill comes in. Well, how does he'll get his career started with, Tori? He'd takes the truck to victory lane at the tone up in a truck with my favorite sponsor ever on it, by the way, Chiba Toyopet sell. All right. Let's do this. Let's take a quick break. When we come back. We'll talk about a little bit of NASCAR news just a couple of stories to go over and then Scotty, and I'll do our paint scheme preview 'em picks for Atlanta. Don't go anywhere. We're not sure why you're still listening put since are stick around or coming up on the draft. Welcome back to in the draft with Wilson. And was I'm Wilson. Scotty was is somewhere in the wilds of Canada will be hearing from him shortly when we get to the paint scheme preview and picks and he'll be back in the studio next week. All right. So before we get to Atlanta this weekend with the new high downforce low horsepower package, it's going to save NASCAR. Let's talk a little bit of NASCAR news and one of the stories that initially was a big deal on race day or right after the race in the Daytona five hundred but it's kind of fizzled out after that was the three wide penalty or lack thereof in the Cup series race two days in a row on Saturday and Sunday. We had situations on restarts where there was confusion and on Saturday in the Finnity series. Noah Gregson didn't know where to be in line. So he started three wide on a restart in the series. He was given a pass through penalty by NASCAR one day later in the Daytona five hundred chase Elliott is trying. To get in the line. He can't he now is on the outside starts three wide in this Cup series race, no penalty. Why not only can? I not really explain it to you. But Noah Gregson was wondering the same thing because he couldn't explain it. And he actually trolled NASCAR on Twitter. He posted a picture during the race or immediately after their escape remember when but it was on Sunday. He posted a picture of chase Elliott three wide. And he's basically like guys what's the deal heaving get penalized? I got penalized. And then Steve O'Donnell because he's you know, such a professional person that he decided to get sucked into a Twitter battle. Says on Twitter in front of everybody. Oh, well, you were told to get to the inside. And you didn't where chase Elliott was forced to the outside. And that's why only Gregson got the penalty. And why chase Elliott did not get the penalty? And then a Gregson tweet a back. And he said, what do you want me to do? I'm on the outside of can't get to the inside. Because there's a stack of Carson was supposed to wreck these cars. Just get the inside you tell me what I should have done better. And that was the end of the Twitter conversation because Steve O'Donnell couldn't logically answer that question. When really what should have happened in? Both those situations both of them NASCAR should have waived off the restart, and they should have reordered the cars, and it was interesting. Because apparently, I don't know if this was on after the race, or if this was on Sirius XM because you know, the NASCAR brass was going to Sirius XM every week after the race talk about how awesome they are. And somewhere one of the Cup. People said. Oh, well, you know, we didn't want to extend the caution session one more lap because we do our best to try to minimize cautions. And so when chase was stuck on the outside. We were like, oh, well, we don't want the fans have to sit around. We'll we'll just restart the raise. If they didn't want us all the sit around watching caution laps. Then why do we go to caution for each stage? Because if I remember correctly there was five caution laps at Daytona in between the first and second stage. Not five caution laps around martinsville. Where it takes like, you know, thirty seconds to get around. But five caution laps that they tone to and EPO track between sage yet. They don't want us to sit around they stopped the race on purpose. Have those guys do caution lap after caution lab, but when it actually matters when there's three guys lined up, and there could be a safety issue or guy could get screwed and chase Elliott m Noah Gregson, both got screwed and separate ways. Chase elliott. He just got kicked out line had to go ended up drifting to the back or. At least partway back until someone. Let him in the Gregson. Of course, got the penalty. So he was really screwed by the whole deal. You know, I would much rather in that situation. They extend the caution another lap rather than needlessly. Go to caution laps in between stages of a one way or the other. Even if you go with NASCAR theory and say, all right. It makes sense. We don't wanna do extra caution laps. I still think Gregson has point. Greg sim wasn't saying why wasn't chase Elliott penalized. With Gregson was saying is there were three cars Saab is out on a restart. Why wasn't someone penalized because I was in that same situation. And I was penalised. It seems like there's something going on wrong here. And you know, Donald point that chase Elliott push the outside. That's fine. If chase Kelly was supposed to been in the outside lane, but he got forced up higher than that. Then he should not have been penalized. Because he was in trying to be in the spot where he was supposed to be. But if there are three cars side by side on a restart so. Someone one of those three cars, whether it was chased or not was in the wrong place. So I think Gregson has appoint somebody. There should have been penalised even though nobody was penalized. Or better yet? They should've just waved off the damn restart Londe everybody up correctly and then restarted the race. Because all of the confusion was started. By the fact that a couple of guys it was a wreck. And there was during the pit cycle and a couple of drivers had to go to the back because they actually didn't get into the pits and time everybody was trying to reorder on the last lap on the lights out lap before they went racing if any situation merits extending a caution, I think that would be it that and of course, a safety issue with mayor as well. All right. So let's move on calabash said over the weekend that he is in the process or starting the process of negotiating a new contract with Joe Gibbs racing. The stick around in the teen card. Don't see a reason why that wouldn't get done along the same lines. He was also asked in the same interview about the fact that he's getting closer and. Closer to two hundred wins. And now that's two hundred wins across the Cup series the truck series and the extended these series, of course, the vast majority of those in the xfinity series where he's the all time leader in wins. And then the same journalists because there were so desperate for something to talk about also asked Richard petty about it because Richard petty, of course, has two hundred wins. And they were both ask separately about getting to two hundred which I think Kyle needs about six more victories to do. I think is like one ninety four or so and they actually asked Richard petty. Whether he was concerned about the fact that his two hundred wins were quote unquote in jeopardy. And I have no clue who was asking these questions or how gotten to an article that I was reading. But whoever was asking those questions had absolutely positively no concept of the difference between what calls done and what Richard petty did. And now Richard petty probably came off to that person's being arrogant because Richard was like, oh, well, I mean, I know where I want all my races. And I know where he won all his races. So no, I'm not concerned at all. It's not the same thing. But the thing is I think that Kyle would have said the same thing. In fact, if I remember correctly in the quotes Cal kinda did say the same thing he was like well two hundred wins. I want to get to that. Because I wanna have as many wins as the king of NASCAR. But I realized that what he did was way way different than what item Richard petty a two hundred Cup wins not two hundred wins across all three series. Now it's way harder to win a race nowadays. And it was for Richard petty back in the day because his car was so much better than everybody else's and he would win just tons of races. Every. Ear but still that doesn't really make up the difference. I would say that winning a hundred or a little over one hundred braces now would be as difficult as it was for Richard petty to win two hundred braces, you still do have to wait. I think you know, I think that it was easier for Richard petty back in its day, then it would be for him. Now at the same talent level, you know to win that many races. So I think that somebody who wins about one hundred as I think Jimmy Johnson if he does get to one hundred I think that would be almost comparable to Richard petty winning two hundred races in his career, although knew a lot of people really disagree with me on that uh Scotty about it. When he gets back see what he thinks to Fernando Alonzo may get a chance to try NASCAR. After all with Toyota. You remember over the winter? He and Jimmy Johnson had that thing in the Middle East where they went there, and they drove each other's cars Alonzo, drove a forty eight car and Jimmy drove a Formula one car and now Fernando Alonzo at that point his agents or is people were like, oh, you should really do. This you should try this for real he kind of laughed it off a little bit. But did say he would be interested. Well couple of weeks ago for an Endo Lonzo was at the Toyota super launch and the head of Toyota racing in the US said, hey, I'm definitely open to the idea of Lonzo running a NASCAR race. Maybe one of the road course races. Now, he didn't specify series whether he meant xfinity or he meant Cup series, but for someone with Fernando Alonzo credentials. I mean, he's won an f one championship. He's one Lama for Toyota, which is where the connection comes in. And just last month. He won the twenty four hours of Daytona in a Cadillac, so in of course, did the whole, you know, swap thing with Jimmy Johnson. I think somebody with his resume. I would think that would mean the Cup series and heck to have him race at Watkins Glen or sonoma's or the role trademark. I think any of those will be awesome. And right now, let's face it. The sport could use any kind of boots they could get. So if they get somebody from an international series in international driver that would attract. Act some new attention from outside. You know, what he do really well in a one off race his first time ever, probably not. But that's not the point. You know? I mean, if he thought, oh, this is a lot of fun. I want to try this. Does he have the capability of being very good at it? Yeah. Totally. I mean, I don't know who wouldn't be well Kimi Raikkonen tried it in the truck series that did not work very well at all. There's a lot of yelling on the radio. He was great at that. But that's about it. All right driver in sponsor, news, only one item of note for this weekend. Mcdonald's is moving over to be the primary sponsor of the forty two car. They're going to sponsor collars and on and off this season multiple races. Now that Jimmy Murray is all done. We will have a debate about the merits of that paint scheme that CAL's gonna run here in just a second in fact right now because that's all we have for news this week, which means it is time to talk about it Lanta the first race. Okay. Daytona we saw restrictor plate racing with the new aero package. But it wasn't the two thousand nine. Nineteen package this weekend. In atlanta. We're going to see the two thousand nineteen package the tapered spacer five hundred and fifty horsepower. The big spoiler all the Aeros stuff on the front of the car to kinda slow things down. What's the racing going to be like who knows? It could be like a mini Daytona. Or it could be exactly like every other race. We've seen in Atlanta. Me I'm kind of leaning towards the latter of those two because how many different interrelations of aero packages and engine packages. Have we seen and how little variation has there been in the actual racing product on the track? And how many times have we heard NASCAR CEO this new package is going to be the thing that generates so much more excitement. So like, I said, I think it's probably going to be very similar to the racing that we've always seen in Atlanta. But if it's not then I think it will, you know, go much closer toward what we typically see Daytona which. Yeah. Potentially could increase the excitement level artificially. But it could do it or we could end up with a situation. Like we had at the end of last week's race where it's just a bunch of wrecks at the end when everybody wants to get to the front. All right. So the entry lists for this one thirty seven cars, so everybody gets participation badge. Everybody gets to run. Among those thirty seven cars, you've got Ross Chastain in the number fifteen for premium motor sports, a lot of carryovers. From last week in the Daytona five hundred BJ McLeod will be back for Rick ware racing in the fifty two car hopefully, less eventful race than he had in the tone on a Garrett Smith Lee and the seventy seven perspire motor sports and Parker clim back for unsexy straight race for the brothers and the ninety six with the weird font. So that of course, brings us to the best thing NASCAR dot com, which subsequently ruined. And that is the paint scheme preview without any further ado was, ma'am. What do you like when you look through these paint schemes this week in terms of the paint schemes of? Pro cordless cold ninety five it looks pretty dissolved. Mcdonald's winless we I don't like the new McDonald's scheme from for Kyle Larson. I don't know what that is the heiress the forty one looks weird with the heiress just because that black arns doesn't usually go together. From what we see in the past years. Surface sunscreen, looks pretty cool. Man, necessarily come does not like to backload pillock to eight and that was the other one. That's are Ryan new court on that's fun as a fun car. I don't know what they are. Will look it up later. So that's something. I not really much else all honesty. It's kind of by the numbers a situation when it would you would you like, well, there are a lot of cars this week that have sponsors that I'm not terribly familiar with like the number one car that Kurt Busch is racing. Almost Jamie McMurray. They're also like the number thirty six surface card know, surface sunscreen. So that's what it is a paint scheme. Looks good on that car. What else? I don't know what on the thirty eight. I don't know what fire aid is I don't know if that's a drink or fire product, but one way or the other it's a bad name because of its fire like drink. Well, then I don't know if you really want to say it's going to taste like fire. And if it's a fire product, I wouldn't put eight at the end like you can drink it. That's a cool paint scheme though. I like the colors they used on that one a little bit of switch up for the air scheme for the forty one which I think is all right. And then the forty two okay? This is where we disagree because I like the McDonald scheme for Kyle Larson and the forty two things much much different than any McDonald scheme that we ever saw on Jamie McMurray is car. So I actually do like that one. Even though you're not a big fan of it. Let's see are there any of the other ones in the Finnity series here. Neutra shops ninety eight oh that's chase Briscoe with the weird font on the ninety eight and it's got a dog on the side. So it can't be all that bad. And that's about it. A couple of the truck series trucks, have some cool numbers. But other than that. That's all I got sep- brings us down to the most important part the picks. Now last week I picked brag his Laskey who despite getting caught up in some stuff still managed to finish twelfth. Ryan Blaney Scotties pick. Not so lucky all the way down. Thirty first after getting caught up in the big wreck, which means that for probably the only time this year. I'm in the lead. I know it's not gonna last long. So because I won last week. Scotty, I will defer to you plus your major pick. So I should defer to you. So I don't pick the same guy you picked so late on swabs. May what he got. All right since you went. I went first last week. You did. I think I. Yeah. You did. I don't know. Who went I last time you play and says I'm going to pick either. Kevin Harvick Akabusi who you don't know. Okay. There. One of those who you don't want the. The. Then if you didn't want either of many way, I'll take Harvick that sounds like a good one for me now. So hopefully, joy this tinny episode. I'll talk to you next week. Oh hired shop this up, but enjoy have fun short and sweet by their ios. Okay. So what he's saying is at Atlanta. He's taking Kevin Harvick. Oh, he's going out on a big limb there. All right. So Scott Hawass has Kevin Harvick who am. I gonna take in this one. You know, what I'm gonna boy this is kind of tough because it's so much different. Because we don't know how any of it is going to play out. So I think my philosophy. This time around is to go with somebody who's not only good at Atlanta has been good at Atlanta in the past. But also got the season started off, well and has a little bit of momentum from Daytona. So I'm gonna go I'm gonna go out on the limit of limb. Because I think it might be too early to start picking them this year. And I'm going to go. Jimmy johnson. Gimme Jimmy that. He's won a ton of times at Atlanta before. Of course, he won the shootout before Daytona. And he somehow survived all of that crap last week in to finish top ten was kinda thinking, maybe him, maybe call Larsen and other guy who's decent in Atlanta who was able to survive overcome adversity last week. So he's got some momentum. But of those two Jimmy's way better in Atlanta. So give me Jimmy Johnson. So Scott and takes Kevin Harvick I'll take Jimmy Johnson. You want to find out who wins the bet there is a side bet yet. So we've got to come up with a side bet starting next week. And if you want to know what we thought of the brand new engine two thousand nineteen package that's going to save the sport. Well, if to come back next week or better yet subscribe to the show all you have to do is go to tune spreaker Stitcher played out FM, Google play music. Iheart radio spot. If I go to any of your favorite podcasting sites type in in the draft show, you should be able to find a sin. 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Garage Pass National Show

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"Four driver. Michael mcdowell. It's steers leads every area of my life. Yeah. It's to Easter is a very important weekend. My faith is foundation of everything I do and thirsty. Joey logano. Yeah. It's really good. Actually, it tastes like a critical Arcaro NPR ins garage pass. We want to help extend the life of your vehicle and Cemex micro louver into the oil where it uses the fluids to reach internal parks as it soaks into battle Zemach disperses harmful carbon build up to help improve performance produce emissions. Extend engine life and increase Buell mileage buys Cemex today at Xenakis dot com. Or your local auto parts store, your vehicle run better with Cemex micro louver kit. Ready to set record time at the dealership accelerate car buying online with auto trader do your paperwork get financing options and traded value all of to get a monthly payment based on your information lead for you by safe time at the dealership when you start the deal online. Accelerate the ordeal with auto trade. This weekend is very important a driver Michael McDowell as a Christian. There's nothing bigger than Easter faith is the foundation of everything I do, and, you know, eight is the foundation just like you would think about a foundation every my career, and my family and everything that that I do is built on that foundation. And so it's steers leads every area of my life. Yeah. It's too. I am. But the thirty four year old Aaron native admits that wasn't always the case I've race every weekend and faith wasn't a part of my, you know, my upbringing, and it wasn't until I was an adult young adult that just seeing people live their lives differently. And what that looked like in just the peace and joy that they had. And in the process was, you know, attractive to me, and it's helped McDowell deal with the ups and downs of life on and off the track to me it's hard to pinpoint faith things because intertwined and who I am if I'm handling sich. Situation differently because of my faith. I couldn't really tell you that. Because it's just who I am. Right. And so I know that my everyday life is intertwined in that. And so yes, I think it matters. I think that if I put all this pressure on myself man if I don't win a Cup race. And I raise this sport for twenty years, and I don't win one on the failure. And I'm loser and all these things. Yeah. I mean, it could eat you alive. Right. But I know that it's just it's just what I is. Not what defines you from all of us at PR N. We'd like to wish you a peaceful Easter holiday and autozone gets you. What you need. So get in the zone, autozone. The weather's heating up which means just the perfect time to get that next job done at ozone. We have the free services you need to do it. Right. But are free. Autozone. Loans will program you can choose from over one hundred specialty tools Enviro, the one you need free of charge. Getting the job done. Just got here right now. AC pro premium refrigerators only twenty seven ninety nine after twenty dollar. Gift card by mail. Let us help you. Add more than fifty six hundred locations nationwide required. Restrictions and details star. Well with the weather warming up here on Easter weekend. Austin Dillon and Joey Logano are going to be into getting something cold to drink like coca Cola's new orange vanilla. Yeah. It's really good actually tastes like a criminal. It's funny when we tasted it, they just said here, just tastes and tell me which thinking, I didn't know what it was. So it was actually really good awesome. You way talking about Coca Cola over here. Okay. You love it too. Okay. Arendt's garage pass. Brought to you in part by autozone.

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Marty and McGee

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Hour 1

"In one thousand nine hundred ninety nine jiffy lube provided the world's first quick oil change with no appointment, and that changed everything forty years later. We're still doing what we do. Best fast. Convenient oil changes using high quality Pennzoil motor oil at participating locations. And as always lose highly trained technicians, use your vehicles manufacturer recommendations to help you understand what services your vehicle needs regardless of its making model now. Jiffy lube probably point Pennzoil you can do more in a jiffy. Wow. Her own born and way, more everybody. It's mardi McGee on ESPN radio and ESPN app presented by progressive insurance. All guests appear via the shell Pennzoil performance line. We got a couple of day bub. I know what's up with that? So. Tweet us. Oh, you do though flavor Twitter feed at ESPN McGee at Morris with ESPN at ESPN radio not at mardi McGee still held onto by the Huns Alexander Latimer. Who Alexander Putin chess champion. Call us eight eight eight say ESPN that's eight eight seven to nine three seven seven six. Let's explained to the radio America, the state state were in. Okay. Yeah. So from honestly guys we just sat down about thirty seconds ago. And the reason is the last forty eight hours. I did a whirlwind toward to Portland Oregon which four to produce a feature for the masters for ESPN's masters covering, right? And with the great Tony female if you guys golfers or not you probably remember Tony backpedaling down the fairway par-three lash flow in his ankle apart and all that. And so we revisited that. And it's going to be fantastic interview. He's a fascinating person. It's such a kind man but getting to Portland from Charlotte, North Carolina is hard. So you texted me this this. This is not the first time. This has happened. I texted you just casually whatever like Tuesday Wednesday when it was. Hey, man, what's going on? And your sponsor back was I'm good. I'm headed out to Portland, and I'm like, okay. And I'll get on. On new that you are supposed to be in Chapel Hill this morning for this show. Yep. And then because you're going to the Carolina game this afternoon. I'm I pass right here. As soon as he leaves here is going straight about two and a half hours from here to the dean dome parking lot. And you said to me just casually. And like I said, it's not a first time. I was having you go, I'm I'm headed out to Portland, this is like Wednesday. And I was like well he's for this show on Saturday. And I know he's supposed to be in Chapel Hill on Saturday and haven't been to Portland a couple of times to the old Portland fairgrounds race track. And I did a blazers piece one time. I'm like, I'm not sure if anybody has actually gotten out a map, and and said, I don't know if this go worry, I'll be honest with you. Portland in my mind. Like Portland's like, okay. I got it. But we'll slot direct. There had you been before I've been several times. But it wasn't for some reason. It was registering to me you're very few direct flights from Charlotte. Right. You have to connect. So I stop in Phoenix. And then go up Portland, right? It was about thirteen hours from the time. I left my house, Tom I got to my bed and rightly do the interview yesterday morning goes beyond swimmingly hall for let me back up. I'm burying the lead here on my flight from Phoenix to Portland, I get a notification from American Airlines on my phone that my flight tomorrow is canceled. Okay. So you got the nice day. So you got the heads up, right? Freak out. Right. Start Email and text and everybody I know trying to get some hail. I'm a girl. Molly Nelson who. Schedules. Everything for me. She feverishly goes to work. Well, I go I get on a one thirty yesterday in Portland. Yeah. Go to Chicago. Yeah. Sentence Kogyo for three hours. Right. Get to Charlotte. Okay. I got in my bed over here. Total about two thirty. Yeah. Lauren went off about six forty okay? Out there on some clothes. Ran over here announcing with you, right? Longwood off a six forty four seven o'clock AM show. Just like old school. So when I got avionics hang. So now, so we we're all we saw him cast on radio and television. But back when it was just radio the alarm at six forty may stumble into the basement would no pants and do radio for two hours. That was that was but now yet to put on you have to look presentable it to put a shirt on. I mean, I it was the world's fastest shower. Or you took a shower. Oh, yeah. Okay. I'm totally impressed, man. I flew all day yesterday. I can't show up in front of our southeastern conference friends. And a you do it for us. You don't wanna look haggard did it for the you did it for the people in Chapel Hill. I know that for so all right. So so you took a shower that I'm totally impressed because I just figured what that hair you just a little palm eight on couldn't little Deborah, Dan. And just stop. Yeah. And the, yeah, that'd be done gives you a little dot from the from the store. So we have to callers today. All that whole rigmarole. We just said tell you guys that we have to callers today. I get a text yesterday. All right. So I don't know if the radio folks realized that we have mardi McGee beer coups. We do. They're awesome. They are camouflage and they have the mardi McGee logo on. Right. And then on the backside of them they had the southeastern conference network right logo. We do. So as I have tendency to do took a pitcher of beer, and I sent you guys a photo here. This is just a few days. Most Friday nights, you do that. Although you didn't do it last night because you're on a plane by Portland. That's right. Yeah. Well, I sent our boy Barry owed them, they head football coach for the Missouri. Tigers you're the man. Yeah. This macabre drink, right? And you would have thought he was like I need that Cousy. I don't care what it takes. I've got gotta have that Cousy. So I made him the Cousy all my flight from Chicago here last night. I get a text from him say, it, my son just called me and said I have a letter from Marty Smith, did you just put it like a regular envelopes at my? And I said you need to call in tomorrow morning and discuss your glee to get this cozy and they've started spring ball. And all that. So we'll just hang out with him. And then we have a North Carolina. Tar heel legend calling at eight thirty. Do we not? Antoine. James the who who by the way, oh, bring this up to him when played at providence high school in Charlotte, which is so close to my house that I can like here the marching band practicing. And. Yeah. And of course, we have Duke Carolina. The second round I was at the first round of Duke Carolina a couple of weeks ago and present the mardi McGee. Right. We we we split those duties, and I don't know if you're going to see Zahn play at and sell the didn't sound like, but we'll see the goal is to have him. We're here in Charlotte. The goal is to have him ready to play in Charlotte in the ACC basketball tournaments see basketball turnby I had to wait game. Whenever the way game was. Yeah. What night was at Tuesday night. Yes. I think it was Tuesday night and Cameron. I was there for that. You were at Cameron, and then went to Portland, and then came here Cameron Portland here Chapel Hill, I'm going to the Players Championship. Monday tuesday. I go to Oklahoma Kyla merge pro day for two days. Back here to ACC tournament next week. Okay. Awesome. RTR? Yeah. That goes for him. Yeah. So use the same way. And right now, I'm laying low and I'm trying to lay low, and it's it's not going. Well, but but my school Randy TV producer ending our just talking about this. The fact that we will be my schedule is going to be not sure how we're going to pull this this show off. But we'll do it last year United the radio show from our truck. Like, I did it in a parking lot Imatra. I remember. Yeah. I had to from a truck last year. You can't do TV from you. I mean, you could I've done TV from the back of my truck last year when Maryland Baltimore County defeated Virginia in the tournament. I did a live shot from the backup hookup truck in the parking lot of the spectrum center. I was just talking about that game last night. Are you about to burn yourself? I'm going to try to drink my coffee without the top on. Okay. We need we need to do a coffee count today for you. I just looked at the tweeter machines cooter off thing. While you were talking almost not my coffee off this and to save the coffee for American knocked a hit cooter cooter. Knock my phones. All better, be careful cooter will pick you. Anyway. So about to call Randy. I've no idea what's going on my way. Dude. Mardian mcgee's going. This disorder. Swimming conversation going on there's cameras rolling around and cables, and I'm spilling coffee, and you're spilling coffee are boy will young you should up at six fifty seven are boy will young wrote is Marty Smith double fist in his coffee this morning. Yes. We'll the answer is unequivocally. Yes, there's too and that is that room coffee. I have this is room called. I could tell about the cups. It is rather odd. I could tell by the fine. Thanks, Keith happy because he doesn't have to worry about. Starbucks logo is more keystone qisas doing some calisthenics so much going on right now. If I if I seem distracted during the first segment of the show is because I was because I have no it's almost like the thanksgiving show. We did with the parade going through everything. Okay. Let's go back design on them in our radio people. We're talking we're talking. We're talking to Keith in the studio Keith is a man that runs the studio, and he's a professional wrestler has on a soul glow t shirt and has also glow t-. Yeah. And he is moving stuff around tell you this. Tell you. This Mars face little for literally every camera in here has moved since the show started which is why if I sounded like my my daddy was so kicked in it sound like I had no idea what Martin Hussein is. Because I wasn't listening. I was watching this. So I was at Durham on Tuesday night and coach K in his post game press conference. Hey, wait a minute. We're already sideways, anyway, they're they're going. We gotta take a break. This is remarkable. All. All right, folks. We really enjoyed that. First second, we might get canceled during the break. It's Marty McGee and he used and radio that use PIN app and the SEC network, but we got some room coffee Marty and McGee not your typical radio show. There were out on KOMO concrete. Locked and I've been. 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That was the JR Smith no idea what's going on. But you're still champion. Just kept going. Now in here in the okay and the TV studio the he's got it handled over he's gotta handled over here. Traffic tetris Travis Travis good Ono Travis has has an SOS. Travis microphone is not working. He said and smoke signals from Bristol. We can hear him. I really wanna talk to you. But man, they just they just can't hear me. That was that was that TV Radi being the subconscious of radio traveling. Oh, what are you talking about? This is Travis. I'm here. It's all fine hair. Still my hair guys. All of you still have hair envy. And yes, I still look fourteen. He's hey, you know, what I think I'm going to be a Michigan fan. Now, we need to just put all the thoughts in his head that that we know. He would never he would never do. Hey, Assad did something last night that I know you did last week. And I thought about you because I wait to hear took my daughter to Charlotte Hornets game, and my wife and daughter, and you had taken your daughter just a few days earlier. And I gotta be honest with you. My daughter isn't a huge sports person. Because I think she acquaints sports with like Wadad Heston airplane leaf subconscious, right? But of all the sports, I've never seen her get more excited about the Nass National Basketball Association, like there's there's something about that event that just translates to being fourteen or being ten or whatever. Right. It's quick movement. Yeah. There's a lot of action. Yeah. There's a lot of pageantry around it all the time. Never saw the entire event is a a moment. Yeah. And it goes quickly. Yes. Over in two out two and a half out. That's never so like the Larry Johnson bobblehead night. Oh, what rob base played at halftime? Yeah. Right. It takes two I that entire song. But he did he did two songs news done because halftime was only like ten minutes. He's rob base. It was awesome bitty. How the point is. It was like going to like, you know, big minor league baseball guy. It was like going to monitor league baseball game. But without like without without the easier summertime pace of baseball. It was just paying bang bang. Bang bang. But I I sit in here with my daughter last night, and I was thinking all right because you just been there with your daughter loved it a few days earlier. There's just something about it. I'll tell you know, thing about the NBA, and there you yes. So last night. Yes. That was it and people lost their mind. Problem is I just won't stop talking or listening to you guys know the lyrics, you you forget unless you're there like how massive these dudes are. Oh, yeah. And how will they move? It's crazy. It's crazy can Travis talk us yet. Randy might be able to look this up, whomever. The center is for the Portland trailblazers. He's a European player. Humongous man, seven foot two or something coat coach or something like that. That's it say it again. Jerk each is that it Yousef. No, which whatever. Okay. They hate here you we can hear you. Let me tell you. This man is like seven foot two hundred thirty pounds or something and moves like a gazelle, and he's agile. And he he's got great post moves. He's a good shooter. And I just was sitting there. Look, I was trying to break this to eighty six seven to eighty six eleven oh, he ain't six seven. I was going to say six eleven to eighty and everybody said six eleven so anyway. I was floored with this guy. And then of course, they have Damian Lillard CJ McCollum like it was fun to watch the blazers. But Williams, and oh, yeah. The book leaves yet. They had a cloud trout cod. Drexler Cliff Robinson Duckworth Kevin. You Terry Ford or to report cherry Puerto was crossing people. There you go. How about that tells you about the NBA what we just did is all you need to know about the NBA of our youth because guys didn't leave. Well, they stayed on the same teams for years and years and years and McGee and our in our early forties, and we just named seven of the Portland trailblazers from the nineteen ninety two NBA finals young. So yet. So we. There's some what the NBA does a great job of is taking that right? They're taking tapped into our youth, and then plugging that into today like on Friday nights when when a Hornets have a at home game, it's these like flashback Fridays. And so there was Larry Johnson bobble head and all the video that they showed on these incredible HDTV screams. All it was all old school like standard definition VHS footage of like the eighty nine Hornets and Lonzo morning with the shot to beat the Celtics in the playoffs. And also, but they kept showing that stuff, grandma and all that, and they were mixing the two and they're playing the wizards and half the people there that were there to watch the wizards were wearing bullet stuff. So they're just there was something. They just kinda they get it. They get who they are. They get what the league is. Like there were given out NBA jam t shirts you'll video game. I mean, it's just Oku. Right. But this is. There's something they just they figured out. How to take like the video the hornet show before the game started with the first expansion draft and kill it. Trump Yuka and Rex Chapman. And all that. And then they did this montage all the way up to you know, Kemba Walker. And so you just kinda felt this daughter in are sitting there it was like all right? But did just kind of get it. They figured out how to how to mix the two they really get it. And isn't it interesting? All you need to know about. How will that league is doing is at the NFL owners are courting Adam silver? Yeah. And why would he ever know even consider that he is leading in tremendous fashion, a global sport with stars everywhere to there are so many stars in the National Basketball Association right now, they have one of the greatest television deals in all of sport with. Yeah. Yeah. That might be a little self promotion showers. That's the truth. And. It's just they're so innovative. He is. He is such a good KOMO. Well, I'm such a fan and have every time I see him speak. I'm like, I'm on that guy and his owners pretty much on board. It's not like a fistfight like it is for everything that Roger Goodell wants to do. And by the way, someone who played in that league Antoine. Jamison going to join us. It's morning McGee used to be in radio use peanut messy network. We just talk sports. Woo ESPN serve sports fans anytime anywhere ESPN, plus more sports. More leads more teams, more ESPN. Download the or visit ESPN dot com today. Let me tell you without Pete who loved hockey and always wanted to play in the NHL Pete played since he was three and begged his mom to let him stay on the ice by some nights. He even slept in his hockey skates. Pete practiced and practiced until one day when he was forty seven Pete realized he just wasn't that good. So he threw his skates in the trash. But then you heard how Geico proud partner of NHL good safe. Him money on car insurance? So he switched and saved a bunch. So it all worked out everybody. It's modern McGee on ESPN radio and ESPN app. Tune in today for college basketball action, big twelve Baylor battles, Kansas. Coverage begins at one thirty eastern on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. You can call us, by the way. Eight eight eight seven two nine three seven seven six eight say ESPN Antoine. Jamison is gonna call us in about an hour. People are checking in on the one eight hundred flowers dot com Twitter feed or teammate. Now check since is true. Love Marty is sitting in a dance competition for your two little girls at seven AM while the event DJ is blasting dance techno music at you. Guessed it, seven AM hashtag. There is not enough coffee. Brother just know feel your pain because my daughters are in competition dance. Yes. I know. And that their son is a commitment. Yeah. And everybody's chicken. End to let us know about the first segment people are sending us gifts of cars crashing and tractors crashing into trees. And Jim Roberts said show was a train wreck. And I welcome minutes. But you guys are bearing the lead again when the sports four with some Zahn at UNC, this radio show this morning almost about sports. That's how you know that we maybe weren't quite one hundred percent. I so I think we should have a poll McGee. And so for those of you on radio, we come back sometimes from break, and we're only on the television set right on the southeastern conference network, which is what just occurred a few moments ago. That's true mysterious and short TV segments with TV. Randy McGee eloquently read this promotion because there's a very important softball game lady softball game, Tennessee, and Florida Tennessee indicators today is it today. I wouldn't listen to the series out of his own on Sunday. So that led me to recall, the fact. That cairn weekly the softball coach for the Tennessee, volunteer, maybe softball, I met her to Alabama, Tennessee football. We were talking about this on the TV a minute ago and Karen invited me I was talking about how difficult I thought it must be to hit their pitchers because Tennessee's pitchers are also. And so she invited me to come try to hit against these ladies, what do you believe my chances are to at least file a ball off against these all American ladies who by comparison or throw in like ninety five right art and the ball is dropping out the bottom. Right. What do you think much answers? Just foul like making any kind of contact if you. If you also if you saw like twenty twenty two twenty five pitches, I'd give you the chance to foul foul one off at the end. Okay. Is that fair? I think that's very if you just saw I think that'd be a victory. If you saw the fewer number pitches. You see the the higher the percentages that you will just not even that you'll just with and head on back to the house. Would've Travis Travis just told us to look at his screen, and I'm looking at his screen. Oh screen the computer. I got the TV screen. All right. So what I'm sitting here looking at Jimmy fan making our pull hosts Comoro. The all star game a few years ago. Yeah. So this he says look at the screen that keep in mind now Travis we're in this TV studio, and you say look at the screen, and there are looking at eight nine ten. I'm looking at about fifteen screens. And then there's the screen here that he actually wanted me to look at it. Yeah. So Jin is Johnny bench making our pool halls. I'll pull host looks like such an idiot that he's just laughing at himself. So we forgot our own Kersee. So never so you know, what I'd like to amend. My earlier statement if Albert pool halls cannot make contact off Jimmy Finch than I put your chances much closer to zero percent, then I had them. Thirty seconds. I can't imagine I can make contact, but I'm gonna try. I'm gonna go to not. Yeah. Coach coming in Knoxville. And I'm going to try to get the right, but he clarified it. Good. I think if you gave him twenty pitches again, you're going to be able to make contact maybe even get a hit. But I'm sitting here watching this video that radio Travis through up there. And it's like, I'm telling you pull host wasn't even close. So. Yeah. But he probably only got one pitch thrown at him. Nobody's gonna hit after one pitch. This will complete the trifecta for me though, because dressed out in full pads with coach Pruitt and the boys through and in the attempt to catch punts. Call it eleven out of eleven off the jugs machine, not off of a owners foot mind you. Catches essentially because there's no angles and all the things they were consistent two to mess with your head. Okay. And then the very same night. I think it was the same night same weekend for sure dressed out with the basketball team during their midnight madness. Contest for three point comes. Or this is socks was this. Did you come up there in the in the knee Hasek's, and all that stuff think? So I had on a head band. Now, it's getting jumped over by two of the players during the dunk contest. And so we don't it would be apropos for at pro. It'd be out apropos. I'm an per tag afro. I mean, hey, you know, what will I I'm trying to think of my experiences like this. But you know, we both have driven race cars. Right. Yeah. It was ugly. It was a plant thing with Tony Stewart one time texts Motor Speedway and at the end of the night, he handed out certificates. It showed you how fast you went. And he made a really big deal out of the fact that I but thirty people, and I was I was middle of the pack. It best. Oh, speaking of NASCAR. I would be remiss it would be it would not be apropos. If I did not ask you about the fact that for so far NASCAR fans are longtime NASCAR readers, watchers listeners, whatever with us a minute. So we'll little bit of Throwdown. Yesterday at the Phoenix international raceway to whatever we're calling it. Now Daniel Suarez who is known for being the Mexican-born drivers next give city and then Michael McDowell who is known for being like the Sunday school. He's willing to Sunday school teaching. Ever. Yeah. They I mean, it was like it was awesome will throw down like it was like I mean, I I was a mobile during qualifying. I don't even know what it's what it was about. So daimyo Soir is the wake you away qualifying for for racist works now as you're all out there together. Right. You go out and packs and all that stuff. And it's a mess. You're trying to get a fast lap. And if the guys in your way, it's a Dana Suarez felt Michael McDowell did not get out of his way and allow him to get clean lap and Dana's warez. He said, you know, anybody knows me. And again, this is like a smile and really nice guy. He said to me my nose me. You know, if you show me respect, I'll show you respect. If you don't say, it say that I will say I'll kick your butt say, I'll kick you. But that's not what he said close that is a got him. So for saying that other word what what is it not parentheses? But when you when when we're writing and we have to switch. Word out and like, right, expletive or whatever. It's substitution substance. Sure, it's apropos anyway, limitation, y'all. So I'm on his airplane, and I'm on airplane wifi coming from Portland and check in on the Twitter machine and try to stay away from it to be quite honest with you, I try so hard to stay away. But I needed to see what was going. I was completely checked out for two days on the entire world of sports. I because I was so I'm on this interview. This is today hit it to Portland. And so I get on the Twitter machine in my entire whole. I thirty tweeter 's was about this Throwdown. And I'm like come on come out the Wafaa won't play. The I'm like, come home. And so finally the video place, and I was like dude that was a straight. It was star Cade eighty-seven. Yeah. Dusty Rhodes, Rick flair. Rotate down Throwdown and the crew chief McDowell's crew chief has swore as on the hood of this car. Yeah. Choking McDowell runs. It suarez. Like comes at him. In Suarez pools. Like this. I mean, he mean, he it was like a one look a stiff arm Throwdown move. And in the crew chief pins him against the hood of the car, and it would do it was. So an last night in the middle of the night. I knew that Marty had landed at like one thirty in the morning because there was a text train going with a bunch of really former ESPN NASCAR employees going back and forth by can you believe that? And then the last check in was from you like three hours five in the morning, and we'll woke up this morning morning landed I got to read you a great Twitter. Okay. This is on the one eight hundred flowers Twitter machine from our boy James t afro pro pro is the major leagues of being appropriate. We're at pro- pros that are appropriate. We're at we're opera pro. Hey, so we'd be remiss are we still do you have another? You're going to ask you about fights but going well, okay. I was going to take a right hand turn to Luke Perry. But we'll do that in just a minute. Let's do let's finish out. I it's the greatest quote that quote about if you show me respect, I'm a show, you respect. But if you don't come over there and kick your backside my favorite quote in NASCAR. And like ten years its appro. I was high five and the guy beside me on the plane. He didn't even know what it's like what is up with this redneck coming back from who is this historic finally worked on the plane. Oh about a Travis. I'm looking at looking at the correct screen Travis. Let's check in with Travis Travis. Can we hear you on the television microphone? I think I know the answer and the answer is no. Guys. I'm just going to sit back here kick looks like Eddie Mosey. Here's Brady do a whole lot. I'll let you guys know we hit when when we hit our heart. Of course, he's doing his job. Everybody else sitting there going, you know, I was just thinking about how Desmond Howard was better than any player that our house than ever had. That's what he's thinking. It's morning McGee on ESPN radio the ESPN app. Mississippi network with don't want it down with Daniel Suarez. Michael mcdonald's. Mardian mcgee. Not your typical radio show, how the mall concrete-block sinonov Adila back to kick and hit on concrete block. Don't try kick them if they're gonna go to say that not worry more Marty and McGee next you wouldn't settle for a two star spin class a personal trainer, would you? So why settle for Bank that treats you just like another number? Ally knows you deserve better and their mission is to be just that. And with ally Bank. 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Juarez and Michael McDowell normally to mild-mannered dudes, and it was nothing about it. But you are starting to break you, and I've been going to the racetrack for longtime longtime both of us and we've been to I mean hundreds of races you were like ninety five as special for the first and you were just ninety eight nine professor. We have both been accidentally caught up in some pretty sizable fight fleas. So what was the one was there one where you're like in the middle of it? And you're like, well, dude, what am I what am I looking at the greatest one that I was in. I was in the middle of to both of them involve, Jeff, Gordon. But the marquee when that I was right in the middle of Texas Motor Speedway. Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon, right? And that's when Kevin Hart shove Brad in the bike it. Yes. And it's hard to an explosion. Yeah. It was. I mean gas throw in haymakers all around me. So Jamie, little our lovely former colleague Jamie's at FOX. She was at ESPN with us for a long time. We had the NASCAR coverage. She's in the Jamie, Jamie, can defend herself, Jamie. Yep. But I wasn't going to have it that she might be in a situation where one of these guys was overloaded with adrenalin testosterone, and she might have been called in the crossfire wrote. So I like go in there to try to sort of wrap my arms around her and shield her from eating idiocy that was occurring. And she honest to God gave me the full blown Heisman. And there's a great photo. A tremendous photo of like Brad Keselowski like pulling like gonna kill you. Jeff, Gordon, I'm like trying to grab Jamie. Bob pockets are boy who's also at FOX now. He's behind me. I think and Jamie is looking at me with this face like guess, she is yelling get off me so forever. That picture was Parker says background has Twitter account wasn't really. Everybody's face is all blown up a he likes screen-grabbed off television. And it's like thirty people throwing down there. Travis Travis is looking at his and let me tell you what Peter screen right now. What a bad ass, Jamie. Is. She told me later, she's like appreciated the sentiment. But I I was in that position. I was getting that interview. I was doing my job. And I was like. I will never ever to defend your honor ever. Again, you do your thing. I was at Bristol. It was a back. Then I guess it was the butchers the nationwide series the finish series of whatever we've moved onto hotel hotel Cup around to number two. But it was it was after the extending nationwide Busch series race, whatever it was on Saturday and Greg biff will and Kevin harbor sloth in race. And I was standing by the car, and I think we're talking to Bill and I'm looking down a link to pit road. And you just see somebody like off in the distance just running tortoise, and I'm thinking, you can't really tell who it is. There's all these people is crazy. We're all crowded around before car all the sudden Kevin Harvick came over the top of that race car like Jimmy Superfly Snuka, and he came down and like try. Put biff will like a headlock. And so it went from all of us in this media scrum to complete like Monkhouse, stampede Throwdown. Because what happens is, you know, is drivers do whatever. Like what happened? With Suarez McDowell the drivers do whatever. And then all the crew does compound in there like they're coming out of a clown car to defend their boy. Yeah. And it's an all of a sudden there you are right in the middle of it. And I'll never forget. I mean, he got air like he got harbor Gullick major league air, and I was a bristle another time, and Jeff Gordon like shocked her body because all the sudden he just he just shoves. Mankins? Yeah. Freak me out. I have a great story about that. So at the hall of fame NASCAR hall of fame induction. Last month. I think it was the end of January or something. I was sitting right beside. Jeff Burton who is the great NBC broadcaster. Now play by play by play but analysts the mayor now for for NBC, and Jeff was beside me, and Matt Kinsey was behind me with his wife, Katie, and Jeff Gordon is getting being inducted into the hall of fame. And I turned turned Burton, and then I turned to Matt. And I kind of wave mad up. I said which one of you two had this sorriest fight with Jeff Gordon because Jeff show mad at Bristol. Remember, Jeff Chev? Jeff Burton on the backstretch at Texas. Yeah. Yeah. And just like I was both of those guys were the victims of the Jeff Gordon chief Wahoo McDaniel chop was Jeff I've always said this. We were just featured in a documentary film on this. How smart Jeff is? And the smartest thing Jeff ever. Did was. Hillman on football fight the dumbest thing you can do. Go rolling in there and take that helmet off. Because it seems like a good idea in football to like. Okay, now, I'm weaponized. But now, you're also exposed but all the hard core. Racers. Oh, oh, yeah. When when Daniel Suarez went in there yesterday with no him at all. And Michael McDowell had his own. He was ready to throw one other quick fight. I want to mention that. I was in the middle of was a couple years ago two thousand fifteen maybe fourteen. No, I know. I don't know anyway, thirteen within the last few years. Phoenix, arizona. Jeff, Gordon, Gordon, Jeff gets in more fights. I didn't really I wouldn't. I forgot about that. And realize that John it was talking about. Suckered summa. So Clint Boyer who is the current people's champion of NASCAR. He's just a good oboe and making noise adore him. And I love Jeff to Corey Kansas. Jeff replace a Lance. Lynn whites parts, his car on track for all intents and purposes waits on Clint to come around tax it straighten offense calling customer shot at a championship. Clint parked it on pit road got out of that car faster than is if it was on fire, and I mean took off in a full board. Underwear Olympics forty yard bomb after Gordon garage and Iran Iran strives for strive with him with the microphone laughing. I'm like, I can't wait to see a mad. I can't remember who it was one of our former colleagues that he is one of the pit row camera guys like heroes of the broadcast ran with Clint Boyer. That's how I know. You did because live on TV with like a whole like blown out like mobile unit running. Would Clint Boyer as he ran out there. There you go. Now a NASCAR fights coming. It's morning McGee on ESPN radio and ESPN. Rose radio your computer your phone. Choose tell your smart speaker play ESPN radio now playing ESPN radio. Everywhere.

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Ep. 110 | Justin Fiedler

The Down and Dirty Show

49:47 min | 8 months ago

Ep. 110 | Justin Fiedler

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Row motorsports drivers Michael McDowell John Hunter Nemechek and Todd Gill and even better one lucky winner will be chosen receive race tickets to join front row at the championship race in Phoenix later this year. Hey everyone welcome to the racing riders. Podcast on your host Kelly crandall. I've got a fun conversation for you today. And you'll notice how atmosphere is when you begin listening. Justin fiedler is my guest and Justin is someone that I've gotten to know over the past year as my boyfriend. Chris Works with Justin at world racing group. Which for you. Dirt racing fans owns the world of outlaws. But just doesn't just have a day job. He's been jumping over pit wall and NASCAR for fourteen seasons now today. Justin joins the show to share what goes into being a pit crew member and his job on the number forty three car with bubba Wallace. If you've watched any of bubble Wallace's pitstops you have seen Justin fiedler changing the rear tires. This is a fun conversation because Justin shares a lot about the job. What really goes on behind pit wall when no one is watching even being face down on pit road in the Daytona five hundred and having no one notice and two stories about performing a pit stop in the middle of a fire. Just wait until you hear those. We'll also touch on what you might recognize him for when it comes to dirt racing and of course get his thoughts on the changes coming to pit road in Nascar beginning in two thousand twenty one. That of course has to do with the single lug nut and who better to weigh in than somebody who will be working with it a lot for you to enjoy today from a different perspective in the sport and I think you'll find that Justin. I had a lot of fun talking about it. Here is Justin fiedler on the racing writers. Podcast I'm going to do this before we start schism I do. It's not the best one orange mango all day Jamaica. The podcast this. This episode is going to be unofficially sponsored by NAS how that I might have to work on a deal. Do you sure you know some people hooked me up because this one over here is good for Nothin' told you NAS Lauryn Loren we'll work on enough sponsorship. So unofficially your episode. Justin is sponsored by NAS. That's fine so yes even horse power punch to we have to eat these ones if you want to. But you don't have to okay because ours. You kind of have to eat so now these pretty well you don't. I mean you can if that's your preference but it might sound a little weird Justin fiedler first off. That's an excellent name. I knew how to spell your name long before knew how to pronounce your name. I did I don't know why but it stuck with me and then I only realized how to pronounce it because I kept listening to him. I would just say Justin or and then I would try to pronounce it and I'd wait for Chris to fill in the blank. It's one of those less names that has become like people don't know my first name just fiedler and I don't know why that is but that's just what it's been my whole life and like my brother's the same way my dad is that way like we're just that's just how it is. Well that's how is now becoming with me but nobody can spell it when I can spell it. So they will. Do I get Brownie points? Yeah absolutely so now. When I talked to Chris I. I don't say Justin anymore. I say fiedler. Have you talked to fiedler coming to join? The party. Talked to and this is why he's never podcast? Because you're ruining it right now. You are on glass. No we're here at the studio at Woo. World of outlaws have a professional studio. We do well. It's professional I think is Making it more into more than what it is like. It's just some foam glued on the wall. It's more professional than me. Okay sit in my apartment with the dogs barking in the background and playing with squeaky ball. Whatever works whatever works all right Justin. Let's tell everybody I who you are who you are. But I'm GonNa let you tell everybody who you are. Okay well I I guess. Probably the reason on the show is because I changed retires for Bubba Wallace on the forty-three cartridge putting more sports. But I mean what else would you know? How much time do I have here? This is your interview man. I've been Tar Changer for this week. My fourteenth season. I've been in the cup series of thinking today but in the Cup series since twenty ten and have worked for a lot of different teams and a lot of different drivers and have had the opportunity to win races and a championship and Yeah it's been. It's been a good ride so far so just bubba this year because I believe last year you were doing some xfinity stuff. Yes so the last two years we did the eleven xfinity car for colleague for Sheron Trick Saucer Justin Haley this year. We are doing the two truck for Sheldon Creed Fulltime and then Bubbas car. There is some discussion about some xfinity stuff in the future. That's not locked down yet as far as I know and for those who may know your team forty-three teams just no known as the guys who on pit road. Yes as we were laughing at earlier. The forty-three thing like with the with the guys waving has been going on for many years and before. I was on the team I I've been on. This is my third season now. But it's something that's just tradition and when you get on the forty three it's just what you do. It's just part of the deal but like we started getting some attention for it last year. And so we were started referring to ourselves as the people's pit crew. What's the new stories came out on? We were on TV at one. Point like people started like stopping by our pillbox and telling us how cool it was that we waiver. We can all the stuff I think some people still think it's Kinda strange and kind of weird that we do it and that made me. We're like doing it jokingly but it's not joking as genuine as it can get like. Oh it's literally just just trying to kind of show sportsmanship be nice about it about sportsmanship like we're all GONNA go out and compete but at the same time stay safe. Have Fun xactly. But we're going to try and go kick your exactly so third season with the forty. Three's fourteenth overall. I saw your picture on twitter where you had said that I did not realize man that fourteen years doing this. Yes what other teams have you worked with kind of? Just give a if you want to be a brief spell it out for us of how many teams you've been doing this so my first real opportunity in the Cup series was actually with petty before towards the end of two thousand ten. I got put onto Elliott Sadler's car when he drove the Nineteenth Stanley car And then that next season that car turned into Marcus. Ambrose's nineteen so. I was on that car for a couple of years. I was at front row first season. I was at Germain with Casey mears for a couple of seasons at row multiple times doing cup and xfinity cars. And I've been a lot of places in the deal. We have right now. The the way petty works is we've a pretty close relationship with our our so words like the forty-three picker. We are petty employees. But we practice and work out and all that stuff at at are. Crc Our coaches are are coaches and that kind of thing. So we're tied in pretty tight with those guys. So and when I first came up to our CR before the twenty eighteen season actually originally signed to be a backup and then like literally two or three weeks before they got put on the forty-three in like I was actually in. Rcn employ freight think officially two weeks had signed a contract. And then I had to go back up right this resignation letter which was kind of weird and I went up there to resign. And they're like asking me for like any. Apparently giving me or key cards are unlike. I haven't been here long enough to get any of those things in here for five year for five minutes. I don't have any of that stuff. So they were like h our was like this is the easiest resignation. I've ever done because I don't have anything to give back. Yeah how does somebody get into changing tires? Salat of the stories that we hear former college athletes. That teams are recruiting so about right. So that's not your background. So how does somebody without that background? Who's not somebody that teams are necessarily looking for? How do you get into being a pit crew member and start changing tires? So I went through the pit school Mooresville and I. It's different now. Like things have changed so much in terms of like how picker guys get in. But like when I got in I went through the pit crew school and then like I would imagine. It's probably still the same but time it was an eight week program and then the come invite you back for the advanced program which they call on and so i. I did all of that stuff. And then that was kind of towards the end of two thousand six and then in two thousand seven that like picker you five. Oh Five on program like they would place you with teams but at the time I was kind of like just on the outside like they only had certain amount of deals they already had kind of established guys to put on those cars and I was going to be on the outside looking in so actually ended up leaving and going out and finding my own deals in and it was just literally a matter of networking and going and doing some Arca races in at the time hooters Pro Cup races and just trying to get experience and meet people and then I was what you did. You just hustled. And you didn't make any money in. You drove sixteen hours to to Pitta race and then drove sixteen hours back. Like that's just what we did and you do it long enough and I've been a lot of places and I've said all along like I went through the pit crew school. There were twenty five guys in my class. I'm the only one still in the sport and it's not because I was the most talented or the you know the best athlete and I just. I'm like a cockroach he just can't kill me like I. I just kept coming back so but I mean that's just what you had to do. You had to hustle and along. The way have had help from lots of people and you know my dad works in the sports. So He's you know when I've needed has helped me. And with some connections and things like that also so but when I came in you could do that. You could also your way and right now. It's very very difficult to be able to do that. Because even like back then you could still get a truck deal. You could still get an xfinity deal in you know. Kinda work your way up but like now all of those. Even the lower level deals trucks like are all controlled by the big teams. So it's like if you're not coming in with a big team it's much more difficult to break in and get noticed that it's funny listening to you talk because it's almost like you sound like a driver. Yeah absolutely deals work and who you have to know an who controls what and how it's all connected and I think that's one of the problems to now with when these kids come in as they come in with one team you know to be a pit crew member and then they they don't go the racetrack and network. They don't know anybody so then when they lose at the spot they have their out of the sport because they don't have a ROLODEX ROLODEX network. They don't have the network exactly and so it's much more difficult to get in and to stay in now. I think that it was you mentioned. Dad Works or the sports so it was that you're in with how you got to like motor sports following. Oh Yeah Yeah. Yeah like. When we were kids the the first races I ever went to the now defunct Medford speedway in Oregon was a dirt track and my dad at the time was driving a truck and would go out there and work at the race but my dad was earnhardt fan growing up and so that was you know what I knew. Was you know the black three car? And when I was in college my parents moved out to North Carolina in two thousand four. Because my dad wanted to work in the sport and when I got done with college he was working for Brennan. Gone when Brennan had his truck team in Vegas. Oh Yeah Oh yeah they were super good and it was weird because my parents moved to Charlotte so my dad could work in racing in my dad turned around and moved by himself to Vegas to work for Brennan. That was like his first real opportunity like at the time my dad was doing catch can like when they had catch can and I was like well. My Dad's gone over the wall. Like I do this so when I graduated from college. I just wasn't ready to kind of go. Do Nine to five type stuff and had a little bit of experience with pitstop type stuff. I've done an internship In College was kind of exposed me to some of that stuff and it was just something that interest me and well you know. Let's go try this and see if we can't do it on it. At the time I had heard no the amounts of money. Some of these guys are making and it was like you could go be competitive working racing and make decent money. It's like that sounds pretty good so bad deal all right. What are you remember about the first time you make it? You're on a team and the first time you go to jump over the wall I piss off first pitstop. It's your time to shine this. Is it Orca? Race Lakeland speedway. Gabby Decarlo the ninety or ca-car greatclips on it. I'd gone down. I think two weeks before to try to pit the procup race and our car didn't make the race so drove all the way to Lakeland for no reason which again at the time that was. You know that's what you did so I came back a couple of weeks later Pity the ARCA race. I had to stop in that race and like did okay like I felt pretty good adrenaline through the roof. You know barely remember what happened kind of thing but I think the starkest thing about pitting race cars early on was like I went and did the first race thought I did pretty good and then went to the second race and was horrible. And it was like Oh. This isn't like as easy as I thought it was going to be And so like it kind of takes you a while to get your feet under you and to kind of understand what it is you're actually doing. And and even now at fourteen years later I still still not quite sure what I'm doing it easier over time. Not just in terms of finding your rhythm but you mentioned adrenaline. When did it go from being nerves to adrenaline or is it still both still both a bit depending on the situation? Maybe think the thing is. Is You know now that I've been doing it for as long as I have in. The you know the kind of understanding that I have of the sport is. I know what's at stake a lot of times. It's hard to kind of put that out of your mind but like I've gotten into meditation and mindfulness different things kind of helped me along the way and staying in the moment in remembering what it is. You're doing right now. Not Worrying about what's happened in the past not worrying about what's GonNa Happen in the future so like you still get adrenaline. I've been doing it as long as I have. And they're definitely situations where it's like. Oh yeah this is kind of a big deal right here. You know. Even recently like last year we ran third at the brickyard with Bubba. That last pit stop. We come down. We're down with were you know? We're we're coming down top five and it's like can you hang with these guys because you know normally we're you know we're not running up there we don't have that type of competition And so for us to come to pit road third and leave in third. That's you know that was a good a good moment for us and it's like yeah we we do. We do belong here and we can't compete with these guys. So is that one of the best moments that you've had on pit road situations like that. Yeah well that's what you want what you want. You WanNA come down leading top five and put your driver upfront. Give them that opportunity to win And like even it doesn't even matter the series like when you have an opportunity to you know a couple of years ago Sam Hornish at Iowa race may know doing some stuff for Gibbs last stop of the day under green come in with the lead. Lead the lead and go on and win the race. That is why you do the job. That is the moment you WanNa be. And it's like big time. Players make big plays in big time games. I mean that's that's why you do it. That's why you want to be here. Who else have you been involved in winning races with? We one I know you one with. Aj last year at the royal yet. We won with Edgy. Last year at the we one walk INS Glenn back to back years with. Ambrose won Montreal Company race with Ambrose and those are memorable races. Absolute one the Boris. When Boris One amber at Montreal the Xfinity car was on that team. A David Ragan at Talladega in thirteen team. That was a good one that was that was one for the ages. I remember that one because Chris and I still laugh about it to this day. I don't know if you've heard it Mike Bagley of M. R. N. has the call of the soul. Yeah Yeah Yeah. Yeah his his tone of his voice changed to a pitch. I have never heard when David took the lead. That day was funny because they're racist rain-delayed in so when the rain started I think we were eighteenth or nineteenth and at the time like that was going to be a pretty good finish that car and it was like man. We just need to rain this thing out and go home. So we don't end up crashed and then later gets going again and we win the Dang Race. It was pretty incredible but You know I've probably one. I think you know somewhere in the neighborhood of seventeen or eighteen races across the three NASCAR series. The really kind of best season was With William Byron in the truck series in two thousand sixteen we won seven races should have won. The Championship won the owners championship. A should have won the drivers championship. That was a really fun year to get an opportunity to be a part of kind of a dominant team. That was that was a lot of fun so like a driver. You've been on both sides of it where you've had dominant seasons. You've been a part of a team. That's had a dominant season. And now you look at what you're doing these last couple of years with BUBBA. You're building team trying to find your own form of what's considered a win every weekend. What and you know. I think you know you look at this this last weekend in Vegas Run Twentieth Twenty Fifth All Day and then make a good pick all infantry sixth and like that's a good day for us that's solid and you know I think the thing to remember with our deal is. We're not a big team. We're not Hendrick. Were not penske. You're not you know one of these big deals that we don't have a ton of funding. But you know we're scrappy and true we have a fantastic road crew and we're going to jump out there we're gonNA steal some of these and has bubba gets his legs under him and has him and Baxter work together here more. You know it's like this is going to happen more often. I think what you've seen the first two weeks even at Daytona. We had. I think we hit the wall on the last lap there and still finish fifteenth. But I think this is going to be the norm now. I think we're GONNA you know you're going to see us up there and steal a few more of these. What's been your impressions than a just in the first couple of weeks because Bubba made a very interesting comment. I felt like a last week after Las Vegas about what Jerry is going to bring to the team in terms of how he's GonNa keep bubba focus. What's been your impressions just two weeks in as we talk two weeks in of what Jerry has brought to the team the attitude the dynamic not just for Bubba but for all of you guys this is Jerry's first time being a cup crew chief but this is injured for time being acre chief. I mean obviously jury is a very experienced crew chief and I think something that he has already brought to. The table is just that he's going to call a race and he's going to be like this is what we're doing. This is how we're going to do it and like that's it Bubba Bubba to death. You know. And he is incredibly passionate and BUBBAS GONNA get. He's going to get down on the race car. Like things aren't going how he wants. You know it's going to bother him and it's going to get to him. And and Jerry like Jerry is not going to be afraid to get kind of jump on Bubba and be like hey man. Let's go like you know. We started a lot of racing left like the season like this is the second week of the year. Like let's see what happens and and then even happened in Vegas like you know. Bubba was bummed out kind of about the how the car was handling. It's like then Jerry makes a pick hall at the and we finished sixth. That's like that's the kind of thing that I think bubba needs in. You know the two of them have had success together. I think you know once in a while is going to need a kick in the ass and I think that Jerry is gonna be able to be there to do that so we hear so much. I feel like drivers constantly talked. Whether it's us to media or fans will hear it on whatever interview drivers Taco Bell. I've got a great relationship with my guys. We go do this and we hung out doing this and or whatever it may be. Is that true? You're a pit crew member so is that true over. The years drivers that you worked with at there is such thing as having that relationship and everybody gets along. Are you close when you have to be close with your driver absolutely not and to be honest with you? It's different for road guys because rogue is at the track with the driver. They're out there on the weekends with those guys. There's a lot more opportunities for those guys to hang out picker guys. The jobs were located. You know we fly in. We'd everything we fly but like we don't have a lot of times. Don't have this opportunity to you know really kind of build a relationship with the driver. And I've had drivers that I've worked for didn't know my name. And like not like just one off deals but drivers right pitted for them for an entire season and they didn't have any clue I was. Bubba is not that way you know. I know there's been some talk about this but even down to like I'm not a part of it anymore. 'cause it was taken over my life but the Mario Kart right so like all of us. Have you had switches and play tomorrow current things like that but BUBBA has? We've gone and done Christmas parties in top golf all kinds of things like he. He has made that effort to know. All of us which is in my career has been kind of rare actually for for picker guys. Some do some. Don't I absolutely think to your point. Is We have to remember that there's the road crew and then there's pick exactly really like you said that pit crew. It was funny. I was explaining this to somebody at Daytona. Who's new to the sport and I were talking about the guys working in the garage as well. There's the road crew and then you've got the crew that comes in on Sunday and gets all the glory jumping over the wall very very different. So let's get back to some more stories from pit road. You have a really cool twitter account because I love when you post your or video from a helmet Cam Helmet Cam and more of that by the way I wanna do it more and like it's trying to find like interesting things to do so like Winston things happen Like with what happened at Daytona. What happened at Indy? Last year. That stuff is fun to share. I just I don't WanNa get like kind of a little bit monotonous. I think because like what we do. Obviously it it's supposed to be the same thing every time and so I feel like it's interesting for folks because it's not something that a lot of and I don't mean this disrespectfully but it's not something a lot of us. Pay attention to or get to see that side of in terms of the perspective that you are literally giving with. This is my view from pit road. And I think that's why it's interesting so you mentioned Daytona. Yes Chase Elliott. You laid it out on twitter but for folks who didn't see it and hopefully will want to go now at check it out on twitter. Take us through that story of a chase. Elliott's rogue fuel can during the Daytona five hundred. So if you WANNA five hundred like it was something that got talked about but it was like it was chases fuel can and it was Martin tricks hitting the fuel can on pit road me. Let me stop because eventually if you watch the Daytona five hundred. No Lie Justin as I'm watching live time and I'm like as they mentioned on the I think they meant on the broadcast on or somebody may have mentioned it on twitter. Oh Wow that. Got Really close to the forty-three teams and nobody noticed me. You're the only person I know on the forty three so when somebody said that I said I don't. I wonder Justin laying face down pit road. You posted it. I started laughing. Got One yes so you get into these situations on pit road where coming around cars cars are coming around you and as as you do it more and more you know you know before the situation happens. What's about to kind of you know happen in front of you. So we are coming around the nine. Were in between the nine in the forty eight. So when you're coming around a car and you have a car in a box in front of me you're all jacked up in your stall like the rear of the car is kind of pushed out on pit road your nose. Dan. It's just a mess in you kind of see how like the timing is working out with where the nine picker isn't where we are as we're going out there so. I know before you even step off the wall that when I get done off the right side I'm gonna meet chase face to face. His car is going to be coming at me as I stand up river leaving his stall. Yeah he's going to be pulling out right as I'M GONNA try to run around and we're going to need to occupy just about the same space and there are certain drivers who give you a lane and there are certain drivers who don't give you a lane and so I haven't had bad run INS with chasing the past but like that first thing you do when you stand up off the right side is worse chase. I stand up. I got a lane perfect. He's turned out enough. I can run around so I- spot shea see I've got a lane and then I I'm. I'm looking to run around the car at the very last moment. I see a red flash and Mike owner would that was and then the next thought as I'm laying face down on pit road is that was a fuel cam. So where exactly did it hit you in the foot? But it's so big and heavy that it just yeah. It was probably still half full of fuel and John who is the judge who is the fuel men on the nine. It's super easy to do. You're trying to pack these cars full of fuel you get hung just a little bit and like it's coming out of your hands. We've seen it before exact anything new but it's so so I'm assuming the the force of it and just again it's big it's heavy. It's still half full dragging. He's dragging it and try to haul ass out of his pick saw. Just just wipe me out so I was like kind of mid stride and it hit me on the top of the left foot kind of like on the top of my foot and my big toe and just I mean like just wiped me out like I mean a ton a sack of potatoes down pit road and then I'm like scrambling trying to stand back up. The bad part of it was as not only the TV not notice it. My own guys didn't even realize what happened. I come back over the wall and behind the log. As what'd you do slip on the hose? I'm like no I got taken out by a fuel can like they didn't even see it in your face down as you said on twitter face down in the Daytona five hundred zero. Nobody even noticed. So have there been other Objects ON PIT ROAD. That have caused you harm over the years Not really as being a rear changer. You're going to be in those situations where there's fuel on the ground. You'RE GONNA slip in fuel slipped on the host plenty of times you know in terms of getting hit really. It's usually front guys Jackman. That are kind of more in harm's way in terms of getting hit. I've had a few kind of close calls with some different drivers in speedway illustrated many years ago. I had a run in with Kabul Shit Richmond. Where like there was a tire kind of loose and I have pictures of it on my one of my social media account somewhere also but kyle hits the tire as same situation getting up off the right rear and like there's nowhere for me to go and it was Louis like I just had to put my hand on the hood of Kyle's car and it was like off my feet so at least if he hits me. I'm just gonNA kinda tumble so you kind of get into those situations once in a while but you know that part of it is just like you just accept that. That stuff's just going to happen once in a while and like you know pitstops. I said before like it's supposed to be the same thing every time it's it's never the same thing every time it's always something different and you just have to be prepared for that that it's you know once in a while things are going to go sideways in the more experience you have the more you can kind of see some of those things happening before they happen and then just try to react so never been hit by a car. I take it. I've never actually officially been hit by a car so I've been very lucky. Knock on wood. We talked a few minutes ago about best moments and some fun moments of being on pit road. You know those pressure packed situations. What has been though the scariest like a close call or something that either you witnessed or a part of I've been in two fires which those are probably the scariest. There was a situation at California where I think we're polling shimmer. Something that was when I was thirteen. Actually both instances both fires was on was on the thirteen with Casey mears and just little bit of fuel on the ground. Lug Nut sparks up. And you're in the middle of a fire and that one wasn't the one at California wasn't as bad. I was more of our Gasman being on fire than me being on fire and then there was another one at Darlington with Casey where same situation and I think it was even under. Green fire sparks up. I'm hitting lug nuts on the left rear and it's like the only thing I could think of was like I still have to get the lug nuts tight because it's under Green Cases GonNa Leave the stall. I can't let them leave the saul within the lug nuts on the left rear and so I actually stayed in in the kind of in the flames to get the nuts tight and then like literally as soon as I got the last one type my carrier had a hold of my fire suit and literally as hard as he could drag me out of the fire but like it didn't get burned. It wasn't like anything super crazy but like just a few moments like that. The old configuration. I was thinking about this. The other day at at Phoenix Phoenix's has pit road used to kind of be like in sections s and so there was a time where it was pitting. I'm guessing at the time it was might even have been a busch race and all got spun on pit road from the one section onto the next section and literally spun like his nose was facing me like literally spun all the way around me and it was another one of those where somebody grabs me from the rear. And kind of drags me over the pit wall to like not get hit. But there's been a few of those over the years so as you're talking about changing lug nuts or hitting lung nuts while on fire and cars are coming at you and all of these moments but then I feel like sometimes. The television doesn't do the job of pit crews justice because during green flag runs or whatever it is we get shots of pit road. And it's like Oh. These guys are sitting on the wall or eating peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches. What is really going on in between pit stops. Are you not much well? That's why I'm curious like because you mentioned meditation before. Are you doing that on pit road? Like what are you doing? What's your mindset on pit road before you go over the wall where you're sitting there inbetween runs? It's like for me personally. You know obviously don't want to speak for everybody up here but for me like you get done with a stop and it's a reset you reset your gun. You make sure your next set of tires as up on the wall. Ready to go you know. I wear a full face helmet. So make sure my helmets clean So I can see. It's gone oil and things like that all over your helmet so you know you kind of reset your equipment and then you know it's GonNa be ten or fifteen minutes before you're working again and so I try. I end up like singing to myself a lot and just a big part of it is kind of coming down off of like you kind of have that like that. Adrenalin hit and then coming. You kind of have to reset like none of your equipment but you're kind of your your body a little bit and so it's like get a drink sit back down and then just kind of get refocused on what you have to do next and a big thing too is being ready for something to happen literally at any moment and like you can get away with maybe not being as ready like if you're gonNA turn one side of pit road if you're at the turn force out of pit road the car. If something happens your driver gets a flat editor for they're going to be on top of you in a hurry and you have to be ready for that. You have to have tires up on the wall. You know you're gone. You're gloves like all of that stuff has to be ready so just because you know you might just see us sitting there like we're kind ready to pounce it at any moment and and just trying to be clear headed and not get too caught like. I try not to like really pay attention to where we're running because at the end of the day like people talk about pressure and things like that like pressure isn't a real thing because pressure doesn't change the pitstop whether you're running fortieth are in the lead lug nuts of the same tires same guns the same like nothing changes you have to kind of try and treat them all the same so that you you can be consistent and and and perform under all circumstances. What don't fans no about the job? Or what would they be surprised to learn about being a pit crew member? Is it exactly what you just said? We're ready at any moment. There's a lot more going on than maybe what you see on television and stuff like that or is it something else. The I mean. There's definitely more going on than you see on television and I think over the years you know I talked about working for a bunch of teams like I've been fired more times than I can count what we do is increase like I say cut throat because it's like it's not like that but but if you don't perform they will replace you in a in a heartbeat like. I have seen guys go do one race and like you didn't do good enough. Were funding somebody else. You know I got replaced at one point for having a couple of bad practices there is no job security whatsoever and you have to know that going in that you know it could be over tomorrow and and not you know not even maybe not even a performance thing but injuries also. I've seen guys careers and very quickly on pit road because you know again. It's a dangerous place sometimes stuff happens or if you are checking out could be over in the middle of the race at Texas in the playoffs. And he'll slap you out with Jeff Gordon. Exactly there's you know there's plenty of those cases where that's happened. I mean I've been a part of a pit crew that replaced another pit crew mid race. Really yes it is holistic WANNA share who it was rather not but but yeah like. It's just it's a terrible situation like when when they come down and say. Hey we're going put you on another car. Things are not going well over there because like you know how those guys feel and not that I've been replacement race but I've been replaced before and like I've replaced people like I. I know both sides of it and it sucks both ways. So that's the type of stuff that you obviously are not going to hear about on television and things like that but you know I think in terms of the stops themselves the pressure on you whether real or not real is is certainly there and the teams that are really good at. It may look easy. Make it look simple make automatic. It is none of those things and the guys that are able to do. That are guys that have been doing it for a long time. Groups are cohesive You know you look at Kabul's win the championship last year. Kyle has you know maybe the best picture on pit road. Lot of those guys have been working together for a long time very experienced guys. You know French. Kam-wah has was at Hendrick on the forty eight has championship rings before that same with TJ. For like I mean it's it takes a lot of work in a lot of experience to be able to do it and make it look easy you mention pit practice. Yes is pit. Practice is straightforward as we all would imagine you just start practicing pitstops or is there more to it of what you guys are trying to do. When you're taking the time to do pit practice it's a lot of different things honestly and it all depends on what tracks we're going to when you're going to go to like a superspeedway race you need to be ready for you know. Left side tires fuel only Reno right side tires things like that but what we do is choreography and in. This is one of the things that you kind of. Try to tell the young guys that come up like we don't do things fast like the the speed is built into the choreography. Like you could almost walk around a race car and do a thirteen second pitstop like if you do everything correctly kind of breaking the stopdown doing all of the small things and then obviously as you get more experience kind of putting that together and then being able to do it all at once because there's a lot of things that have to happen and they have to happen in very specific order for it to go well and it's just a matter of breaking it down in it and that practice like you point where you know you're doing a lot of stops and drew work and things like that but you know it's it's a lot of stuff also what else is going into being ready to go over the wall. Aside from pit practice you're not just going to show up on Sunday and jump over the wall. What's going on to keep you ready to keep you in shape because again? It's not something where anybody can. Just go jump over and like I mean now you know as we've kind of gotten along as difficult as is to pass on the race track now like there's kind of been this extra importance put on pitstops because it's easier to pass on pit road sometimes at it is on the racetrack. But you know every major team has a trainer. Everybody's doing workouts. You know some teams have sports psychologist some teams now have nutritionists like I was at rush for a long time In like they have a Jennifer Brunelli. Who is I believe the nutritionist for the Carolina Panthers? She comes up there a couple of times a week you know. They've got a stock the fridge. They're bringing meals. There's all kinds of stuff in it. We are to the point where we are getting treated like full-time professional athletes. And it's like it has to be that way like if you WANNA compete at that level. That's what's necessary and you know massage and athletic trainers and you know getting stretched out and and all of these things. These are all available to us. Get up at our CR. We have a massage therapist. That comes up there. We have athletic trainer. That comes up there who have had to see a couple of times lately which I love but yeah like You know we have to be ready. You have to feel good and you know. There's a lot of things that go into that that you know obviously people will never see all right so you thought have come on the PODCAST. Talk about pick her stuff. Which is what I want to talk about. Also mentioned were here at world of outlaws. Because you've got a day job. I do have a day job so fill everybody in like we did at the start of the show on what you do here so I have a you know I I got done with college and you know obviously I wanted to go kind of pursue this picker thing but I spent a lot of money to go to college. I mean a lot and so I figured that I should probably do something with all of this money that I spent Which I kind of ended up not doing because I have a marketing degree in like now. I'm doing web development. Which does things don't really go together different yet. But I've been I've worked at world racing group which owns the world of outlaws for almost seven years and do web development work along with Chris Who's in in here with US waving as if this is like the people can see him as he's waving in the corner But we can. We manage all of our all of the websites in we have somewhere in the neighborhood of fifteen or twenty websites and social media accounts dirt vision. You know all of these different things that we have to do and keep up with them and I was kind of a one man band here for a long time and have added Chris here in the not so recent past to help me out and our just feeding his ego. But it's true it's true I if it wasn't for Chris. We wouldn't have gotten a lot of the things done that we've been able to do lately but it's become basically for the last you know effectively going on seven years now working seven days a week because between practice and office time. I work Monday through Friday. And then you know sometimes Friday. Sometimes Saturday get up and go to the racetrack. Work all weekend and come back and do it all again. So you mentioned web design and dirt vision so fans of dirt racing will recognize all of that. Yeah if you know anything about yeah if you know anything about dirt racing I mean. World of electric cars are probably the largest racing series on the planet And if you know about that then You know you've seen my work. You're one of the guys behind the scenes. Yes I'm the face you don't see face for radio right. Exactly yes when it comes to pit road crew members and again making a lot of guys flying on Sunday they get all. The glory isn't unique. Though for somebody like you to have a day job to be also be working during the week. I'm I'm sure there's others who do it. Yeah it seems like it'd be unique I mean there's guys that have other jobs outside of racing. There's plenty of guys that were working shops during the week or work in like a pit practice area because there's a ton of work that needs to be done to be able to just have pit practice so law guys that do stuff like that but I mean there's been plenty of guys over the years that I've known that have done stuff like this. I Dennis Terry. Who was a tire? Change for longtime as a landscape architect. And so there's examples of that you know guys that do real estate or any number of other things and it's like I wonder sometimes like what my side Gig is. It's like what's the fulltime job. And what's the site? Because sometimes I think office job was the full-time job in the NASCAR. Stuff as a side. Sometimes it feels like the other way around. I'm not really sure now I said it. That's what I'm saying like this. I feel full-time jobs. A little bit. So which I you know. I can't complain. I grew up a racing fan and and obviously have put myself into a position where I can consume as much racing as my heart can handle. But it's nice to be able to kind of have the different jobs and you know while I'm in the office. I don't necessarily have to think about changing tires and while I'm Jay Towers. I don't necessarily think about the office so I I kind of have a pretty solid GIG here but at the same time. What does your week consist of of splitting the two? Because you do have pit practice eventually. Yes on the weekends which are flying out to the racetrack. And then how many days are you in the office? So what is your week kind of look like so? Mondays are typically like we do meetings at our CR. We we watch film and kind of rigged the week so I spend a couple of hours maybe an hour up at our CR and then come back on the office and you spend the afternoon the office and then Tuesday Wednesday Thursday. I got to drop my little guy off at school about eight and then I have to be at work out at ten. We have practice at eleven. I'm usually out of the shot by noon and I live about an hour from the shop so I'm not home until usually about one o'clock grab a shower and get some lunch and then come to the office I work from. I usually get here about two o'clock and then try to work until five. Thirty six six thirty but the thing about what we do world racing group me and Chris. Is You know our job is online. Like as long as we have a computer and Internet connection we can work anywhere And we're kind of on call all the time like I've done plenty of work on the road at the racetrack and late at night and things like that when things go sideways so I try to be. I'm usually in the office Monday through Friday. Usually in the afternoons for at least a few hours but obviously have done plenty of other work outside of that and then meetings. Monday practice Tuesday Wednesday Thursday. And then you know if we're not traveling or something like that. We'll get Fridays off. I hope you have some good warranties on your car when it comes to all these miles yes I've wanted to have the car I just got rid of here. In December I put like sixty five thousand miles on in like two and a half years because like I drive back and forth are CR which is an hour but then when we fly at a states Ville which is forty five minutes kind of in the other direction So back and forth to states bill a couple of times a week to get on the airplane and the car I bought in in December. I've already put I think seven thousand miles on in. It's now February of two and a half months. I'm in the CAR A lot. I feel like it's Kinda like me. My car only what two years old now a little over two years old and I'm already at fifty thousand miles because it's funny. I drive the racetrack. Everybody thinks it's rental cars. I'm like no. No that's my. That's my car promote your podcast. Open Red Yes which I have not listened to but I know it's very I've listened to your show. Listen I least knew the title okay. Here's I see it okay. I just have not hit play here in the office. I see it on twitter so We started this in twenty sixteen. We do a weekly podcast around our world sprint car series and our video guy. Ross we We are this week was one hundred and eighty eighth episode and so we talked to drivers crew chiefs promoters you know officials. I mean. We've kind of run the gamut of of everybody and we've even talked to bell and Larsen and and you know some people with some NASCAR connections as well so We do like an hour long. Show you know we do interviews in breakdown races and things like that and It's been fun. We actually were sitting in the podcast here right now where we We record the show on a regular basis but a lot of fun. And it's it's cool to you know the few times a year where I get to go to a dirt track and see some racing as you know the people that come up to you and thank you for the show you do and and you know the reaction from the fans has been pretty cool. Well listen I will click play eventually but I know what it is. I've seen it. I know title. It's a process Justin. Chris has gotten me to watch races now. I asked you. I've been to a dirt race. It's a process. Eventually the PODCAST will come. Okay we'll we'll be here when you're ready hundred and eighty eight episodes of the podcast listening your heart can handle. I have one hundred eight episodes so listen tomorrow to a few years. I actually was just listening to the Randall episode today. Said you listen because you knew you're going to be on it and you just wanted to know I've listened to other shows too. I have okay. Randall was great by rental was fantastic. I like rental. I had to ask him what some of those job titles were. Yeah and I just nodded and agreed like I knew it was and I told them that. Afterwards we had a good laugh about Greg crew chief. Good Guy Circling it back to pitstops You another thing you've done on twitter as you shared a thread recently of changes coming to pit road because with Nexgen lot of speculation out there among the race car but also what pitstops could or could not be What do you want to put on the record of what could or could not be happening in the near future? I think you know. Obviously nothing is official yet and nothing is official until the the people down Daytona decide. What's official but you know a lot of rumors in things like you know single wheel nuts and different fuelling like you know using a fuelling rig instead of cans and Air Jacks and you know like them. Not having dedicated pickers at all using. You know kind of having guys kind of do both. There's you know there's tons of rumors flying around here probably within the next couple of weeks. Maybe month we'll have some more clarity about stuff but you know I I am a you know. I've I've made a living at this for fourteen years. Obviously I'm going to be biased against changes. There have been plenty of changes in my time. You know like we've gone from having seven guys over the wall tapping five guys over the wall. You know the the guns are on basically the third different version of guns stud length rules and what you're allowed to do with tires and and there's all kinds of things that have changed in my time and obviously this is just kind of the progression of the sport in terms of my own area. Like I'm not thrilled by single wheel. Nuts nuts. It's not what we do in this talk about. Nascar being more stock and trying to make them look more like production cars like production. Cars don't have single wheel nuts on them You know we're not indycar. We'RE NOT FORMULA ONE I. I certainly don't love that. And I. I like the skill of what we do. And hitting five lug nuts and things like that. And I'm a fan of Ole Motor Sports Love World Rally. I Love Formula One There's a lot of things I'm interested in. You know. Formula One pitstops single wheel nuts somewhere in the neighborhood of twenty people to change four tires like they're changing four tires in less than two seconds. That's incredible but that's that's not what we do. That's not who we are like we. Are you know efficient? And we are quick and there's only a few of us and we have to move around the car and I just I like what we do. It's bums me out a little bit that it's going to change but like that's the cost of Progress I guess and that's what we have to do. Then then we'll just taking pit road out of it for a second. Do you have a thought on just where we're going with next gen what we kind of know already. I mean I think you know in terms of not having if you go back over the course of the history of the sport and you know it takes money to make this deal happen in you know wherever you stand on tobacco sponsorship like that. Was that money. You know kept racing going for a really long time. Obviously that's not coming back And so in this age of trying to find corporate sponsorship and and things like our ally and and trying to find ways to to continue to convince companies to spend money on this one of the things that you can do to get companies involved is an companies you can get involved is the manufacturers and the manufacturers have big budgets and you know Modern Cup cars have nothing to do with production. Cars weren't in Viet engines. And Re will drive and these things don't really look. I mean they're not there's nothing production about them and so like moving more in a direction where you can not only use this as a marketing vehicle but if manufacturers can use this as a way to innovate and and to continue to improve production cars like that's probably the direction we need to go just for the health of the sport and I think you know we can keep competition. I think we can keep good racing. it's GonNa be a delicate balance and there's going to be people along the way that are not going to like the direction but I mean you know. Obviously what we've been doing probably isn't working And so you know something has to be done in in you know. Is this the right direction? I mean who knows I guess time will tell but I mean we have to make changes and we have to make this You know strong and get more companies. Get the more manufacturers. Because I think that's that's what's going to take for this thing to survive. Changes is the keyword a lot of changes coming whether we liked couple years. All right as we wrap it up. Let's do this. Tell everybody besides pit road everybody where they can find you on social media and see all those pictures and unique videos and what. I am on twitter at just underscore fiedler and my instagram account. I think is at Justin Feeds F. E. E. D. Z. Because I don't think I could. I don't think I could fit my whole name on instagram. But yeah you can find me on twitter. Instagram Have A facebook account and I get like people trying to be friends with me on facebook but I don't really like facebook so I'm not really active there so facebook has not been something. I've really cared about over the years. I have a public page. But that's just for the podcast links and writing laying having account. It's very public like you can go in there and see me but like if you start it from me. I'm probably not gonNA fringe you. That's what I'm yeah. I'm the same way. Because you're not gonNA find like don't take offence right like it's you're just somebody knock against you. You're not gonNA find what you're looking for on that page. Oh No if you want to keep up with me in in the racing stuff and things like that. I love twitter. I'm trying to get better at instagram. So those are going to be the two best places straight Justin. Well I appreciate the time and keep waving everybody so we know where you are wave every week. Don't worry a fun afternoon with Justin over at the world racing group headquarters which fun fact they're based in Charlotte North Carolina so you think of Concord the Charlotte area you think of Nascar maybe even Nhra but w RG is based here. And that's where they're doing all the behind the scenes work so for anybody who has a dirt fan can watch their favorite races and speaking of the concourse area. If you're ever in town or say you're making a trip soon for the all star race and or the Coca Cola. 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Ep. 112 | Ryan Preece

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Ep. 112 | Ryan Preece

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John Hunter Nemechek and Todd. Gillan even better one. Lucky winner will be chosen. Receive race tickets to join front row at the championship race in Phoenix later this year. Hey everyone welcome to the racing writers podcasts under host Kelly crandall today we're sitting down with Ryen priests of JT Doria racing to cover a bunch of topics. Ryan was nice enough chat after the Phoenix race which unfortunately has been the last Nascar Cup series race that has been run this season due to the ongoing corona virus outbreak but given It means this interview is still timely. When it comes to Ryan talking about his season and what happened in its most recent race which was pretty important for that thirty seventeen. Some of what you'll hear in this conversation is around the realities of being a cup series driver working with new teammate. Ricky stenhouse junior who joined the organization this season and wearing the pecking order. Ryan sees the two car team of J. T. H. E. It's a great conversation. So let's get to it. Here's Ryan Preece on the racing writers. Podcast we'll get this role in Ryan it's funny because when I was GONNA come over this morning I was like. I'm so glad that Phoenix went with good when well. Yeah I mean 'cause 'cause I was GonNa Start by saying you've had some really good looking race cars results but Phoenix as you tweeted. Finally some points on the board so it has to feel good yet does it was a long day. But you know there was no quit for sure with Trenton. Everybody over there. There was a lot of adjustments that were made throughout the race. And you know like you said. At the end of the day we ended up with a top twenty which is kind of where we kinda wanted to start the season. But you know looking back on it. The results don't show it but Daytona we were going to end up. Probably right in the top five top ten which would have been a great day and then. Vegas. We're going to have another great day to and just a motor. You know just something out of our control so Forays into the season. It looks like a big hole to dig out of but I feel like we're going to head in the right direction and that's something that we look to do is to keep moving forward time. GotTa start somewhere trump for clarity. Say for those who are going to listen. We're talking after Phoenix. So this'll probably I think air after let's see we got an Atlanta and then homestead so it'll be relatively soon for clarity. Say we're talking after. Phoenix got some points on the board. Hopefully you will start heading in that right direction. How hard is it not just from a competition standpoint but you now being a sophomore here in the Cup series? How hard is it just to be a cup series driver? It's not easy. It's definitely not what you think you know from the outside looking in a lot of one of those people for five years ago that or even you know three years ago that when you're outside looking in man you guys get to travel a time. I watch the cars that stuff. You guys are cranking. It left the whole time. And it's just like nope that's not the case. It's not as easy as it looks. You know at this level. I was talking to a buddy of mine. These cars are so well. Setup even cars that are running thirtieth or twenty fifth or whatever it is there a couple adjustments away from being that much better and I help at a local level. These cars would probably win races. You know what I mean so to win a race at the Cup Level. Your car pretty damn near perfect like we're fighting for little things that we make sound a lot bigger because it means that much more so it's not easy when you used to be one of those people from the outside looking in. What was the first biggest misconception? That was shattered for you when you finally got to do this. Very easy to drive. You know what I mean like. It's just a whole different level of commitment when it comes to going into a corner at one hundred and eighty plus miles per hour selling it off in your trailing behind somebody and hoping it's going to stick or you know how much dirty air affects your car. Not only in the front but side force. There's just a lot of things even on restarts you're going to be wide open no matter what because if you lifts there's a whole saying like you lift you lose that's one hundred percent the way it is so Certainly I think what this package. Oh it's even more so I mean the amount of technology that has been brought into Nascar. That's open my eyes with Australia's get is called. Sm T being able to look back at individual drivers points during the race or practice. Just seeing those things it's like man. I lifted to fifty percent for less than a half a second and I lost to Carling's it's like you got almost tell yourself sometimes I can't lift even if it does something I cannot lift and it puts you in a tough spot. Sometimes because you can risk wrecking that racecar. But that's why for five hundred miles. We are on the edge typically. I don't care what package you're in. I mean sometimes you know whether it's the old package which I got to run this weekend or the new package. They both have their challenges. Sm Date. I wanted to ask about that because that's a relatively new thing over the last couple years. We're mass car has opened it up to where you can see now. What everybody's doing and just compare yourself to your teammates? How valuable is that to where instead of walking down and trying to ask a kyle. Busch what he's doing. Now you can actually see what a Kyle Busch or Jimmy Johnson or Kevin. Harvick is doing well. The day is a games are kind of over like I. I was joking with With another driver not too long ago about mad house a car and I already knew you know what I mean like I see it and they kinda like they played the game a little bit with me and I'm like okay. Well I can go back on this laptop and kind of see what you're really doing here. South. It's just the days where you could look at a guy like well. You know I I was lifting here and yeah you do a little bit of this kind of gone. You know in a sense. It's always nice to talk other drivers to kind of understand the feel that they're looking for because that's extremely important but you know where he's lifting where he's breaking. It's not necessarily a well if I lift here and I use this much brake pressure here. It's not going to do the same thing. There's other factors that go into that with the way their car setup. I your car set up how the car is going to react to that. So there's a lot of things that matter in that sense but it's always nice to be able to go back and look okay. He's wide open. We need to help this or I'm wide open here and they're lifting and they're going fast or whatever you know what I mean. It's nice to be able to have actual facts and not go off of what somebody's telling you and have it to trust whether author telling you the truth for sure. Yeah I know you've been asked about of course ricky coming into the season but now that we've had a couple of weeks to get under your belt a couple of races under your belt. Where are the areas in which he's going to help you and vice versa? Are there things that you can maybe give back to him? I think the The combination of him. Brian Pattie has obviously they got a pole at Daytona. And they've run like well for sure you know. They're up there in points. Ricky and I have similar feels when we talk post practice just kind of what our cars are doing so we tend to look or try to find similar things in our race cars. That's good ricky's also you know. He's a veteran howls. He's thirty two. He's only two years older than me but he's got seven plus years more experience than May so it's nice to lean on him. You know for sure and then it's still early. There's still a lot questions that I want to ask that. You know I am sitting in a room right now they just popped up into my head but then as we get going you know you tend to fall into the moment and forget so you know we have a full year ahead so there's still a lot of things. I want to kind of ask when those things arise but You know it's been great so far working with him and he's definitely helped bring a lot of attention to J. T. G. And and you know we talked a lot about in practice which is gray and obviously that also going to some super speedways. I'm excited when we go to him. Keep a notebook right keeping. Look all those real thick notebook. I feel like in a way Ryan you when you came into the series. You're timing was almost bad in a sense because the cars keep changing the packages. Now are changing. We keep your crew. Chief is even changed. Has it been hard though in all seriousness? Almost find a rhythm when stuff keeps changing to adapt. That's what we have to do is drivers. It's what we all have to do in this. Sport is just adapt. I do wish we would stop messing with things. It's just like you know it's when your mom tells you when you're grown up like hey quit messing with that. It's just leave it alone. GimMe a couple years with something you know what I mean but Do you feel like you're good at adapting felt like I ben good I mean for sure I did. Enjoy the low downforce package this weekend. I felt like good. You're did bring a good tire that had fall off so you did see some comers and goers so yeah. I don't know what people want because you go on twitter and this is why tend to stay off some of these things and if I want read you want blue if I want green you want. Yeah it's tough so at the end of the day were all dealing with the same things. So we're we're GONNA race no matter what but what I thought was cool about the low downforce deal with the tire combination. Because that's extremely important Was that there. Were people losing control their race car and wrecking or stepping over that line. Where in the other package restarts are amazing? I mean I sat and watched the All star two years ago at a restaurant. Connecticut and I was like man. This is great racing to watch. But it's it's difficult from a racer standpoint because the edge is really far you know what I mean on a short track. It's really tough to overstep that boundary. So it made for cautions this weekend made for opportunities on restarts and restarts exciting so that that was cool. That was fun. Let me put it in your hand. What do you want? You say? You don't know what everybody else wants in a perfect world. What would your feedback? B Twelve hundred horsepower? Exactly what we had entire fall off. You know I feel like these teams Have done such a great job in development with how to get cars to drive really well to the point where seven hundred fifty horsepower. You know eight hundred horsepower to me. Feels like it's four hundred because we got these cars driving pretty well now. We could dial them out and make them Dr not well. But that's not the point so if you give us more horsepower than we know what to do with that will make us. Drivers have to think okay. Well I'm not going to rush into the throttle here because it's GonNa jump sideways. No matter how much forward drive this team gives me. There's things I can do as a driver to help so that really. I joke with a lot of people. Like hey give us. Horsepower is possible. Why Not Make It happen? What are the things you think you're good at? You've got your rookie season under your belt. I believe he made a few starts in eighteen right. Just a just a handful of starts to do in cup. I made a handful of starts in two thousand fifteen fifteen the whole approval process. I'm told not yeah. I knew you had some stars. I wasn't looking at the year so you have all right. So what we can throw that out because I was so long ago. So just going by rookie season and then four weeks in two or four or five weeks now into your second season. What are the some of the things you feel like you do well behind the wheel? Typically restarts is something that I tend to try to be aggressive I feel like I'm an aggressor when it comes to things like data passing also been something that you know. We have. What I'm looking for is something that I'm usually pretty well at I think there's plenty learn. Ken Bouchard is somebody who who I worked with a long time ago. He's from my from my way and something that he always taught me is the day. You think that you're done. Learning is the day you should quit. Because you're you know there's always going to be something more and and I would say the air stuff is definitely something. I continue to work on. But you know it's like you were just saying this is my second year in Cup. This is my third full season at the NASCAR. No Big Three level national level so Definitely have a lot less experience than some of these guys who have been doing it for who knows how long but You know I just tried to continue to maximize everything. I learned every single weekend and work on communication between you know which between me and Trent to help you know aid that process of constantly unloading where we WANNA be and make those practices really beneficial. So that's it's it's been a lot of fun. I I really like working with Trenton and him and I with communication wise are definitely on the same wavelength. Yeah I was going to follow up on that and say it's been a couple of weeks. So what kind of idea do you have of what he brings to the table in terms of how? He's going to be able to help you. Because he's got some races under his belt as crew chief. Oh He's built this. No He's not and he's He's somebody I definitely respect a lot. I stayed out last week at Phoenix. You don't really have to because these guys all get their jobs done. Do It really well. But it was something I wanted to do just to be on this thirty seven side and kind of spend time with them but So I did my interior out there and when I was done I was kind of like. We're they were setting the car up and I was sitting there with Trent and we were explaining some of the things we can go through with him and it was just the way you know when we were talking there was a lot of when he said something. I okay yeah. Lightbulb went off. It's like okay. Yeah that makes total sense. We break down the corner and go through at the same and I felt like get positive results from that so I enjoy working with him. You know not only I enjoy talking with him. It sounds like you guys under can understand what each other saying and going back and refreshing. My memory pulled up Daytona five hundred Media Day your appearance there and one of the things you've said was I liked your philosophy which aim high you'll -CCOMPLISH high if you're gonNA finish low so to speak so at the time you were saying. Hey I think we are a team that can contend for the playoffs Try and win some races go. Is that still? I think we need a lot of luck. I think we just need to dig out of this whole I mean it was a heck of a whole thing passed that yeah like we are in the ground. You know what I mean and we just gotTA climb out. And that's this past weekend at Phoenix was a step in step in that direction. I there was I mean between Daytona Vegas and then after the fact of California. I didn't feel like I could do anything right like nothing. It's just one of those things where no matter what you do. It's like anything in life and you just feel like you're down in the thompsons like man. What do I need to do? It's a frustrating feeling but at at the end of the day you just gotTa go do your job to the best of what you can do and maximize those weekends. And and that's what we did at Phoenix Eighteenth after. That was really honestly like a win because we did struggle. Sam and I feel like that was a step in the right direction but as far as jt G. as a whole and the speed once again in rhythm. I feel like we can run top fifteen and then sneak those top tens and Those are the days were consistency will pay off. You guys saw it with Ryan Newman. Last year he made the playoffs based on consistency. Now we had our three mogens or two mulligans but we need to just keep moving forward and and be consistent where would you put? Jt G in the pecking order so to speak. If you have your Hendricks and your gibbs in your penske's who people would always put at the top when we start filling out that list is at the top fifteen. Where do you guys fall in? The pecking order. So it really. I mean if you guys noticed because I follow this stuff a lot I pay attention a lot. Those pecking order chain weekend. Week out look at. Jj are what they were at Vegas or California. I mean you always have your cowboys. Or whatever. Like one or two squeak in there but then we outran a few of them at Vegas. It's so early in the season changes. Not a good weekend for them. No it wasn't. There's been weekends in the past to where? Hendrick and ASI row sh- Stewart Haas. Everybody's had those weekends where we put our names up there to where we can be one of those top teams. I think it's just really coming down to finding that niche finding that consistency and then showing up week in and week out with that same sort of. I don't even know the word I'm looking for. This happens to me lot people so you gotta bear with me but like I feel like we can compete with those guys. It's not easy for sure but I feel like we can be in that upper echelon of the top three certain places and then there's other places that you know we tend to struggle but as long as we can take those things that we worked on that we can you know whether it was better better good and then go to the next time and make it that much better. That's how you get to that place. Do you have a so? A lot of your background is often talked about because of how you got here where you came from. And you're doing it for the short-trackers right which I think is awesome. I love that people won't short-track. Yeah no I'm not you know I'm not GonNa sit here and I'm Gonna I'm not GonNa talk about it or you know. Praise this praise that you are the guy so where I was going with that is. Do you often have conversations now? Being in this position where you you're in the at the top level do you have conversations with guys who are still running short tracks and just tell them about. The journey is anything you can tell them about. Sorry I keep cutting you off. I get excited about stuff like this. So Doug Coby Justin Bonsignore two guys that. I've raced hard with I've wrecked with I've won against and I've lost against. We have great group chat messages. Kinda like when you guys see Nazem go on there on twitter and just start posting like a driver whatever from cop we have those conversations so I I just got a text from them last night and they were talking about some good stuff just kind of how the NASCAR root system or racing root system in general has kinda been so. It's it's an interesting deal but you know at the end of the day. They're happy for me and they they always you know they always send me some good words of encouragement sometimes. But you know it's something that I enjoy racing against them and it's a lot of fun but like you said short-track racing. It's something that you know. Kyle Larson did you know on the dirt side crispell. Did I did a lot of some of these other guys have done. You know that that true grassroots system where you bring a fan base with you. That's something that I see. I have a big northeast following along with the East Coast for sure and I think that's what helps the sport is when you you have that fan base coming into the sport that brings people to the TV. You know instead of just turning on and you know yeah I kind of like this guy. It's like okay. I went to that racetrack for years and I followed him whether I hated him. Whether those people hated me or love me they still supported me and it was. It was funny when I even people that I have had like that. When you walk by in the pit area and you just did not WanNa look at them. They texted me. Or you know I. It was just one of those things where they had a lot of respect for you and now the I think that was cool. I have a few more racing questions but I'll end with those. I want to jump topics. Real quick because I know last year. Nbc Did a short little thing talking about you and your wife because she has a racing background. And I wanted to dig a little bit more into that. Because I believe it said on their youtube started dating when you were both running modified we did. Yeah Yeah how intense was that relationship when you're both competitors but then somehow you strike up a relationship so this is back when go pros were like becoming a big thing all right so I loved it. I loved that I can put a camera in my car and I'd go back and watch it and I remember the first thing he said to me as a monkey could drive that car she she gave me so much crap. Like I'm like okay. Well you do it you know but we Yeah so the year we started dating. She moved up the S. K. MODIFIES. Which is not a full blown tore modified. It's it's basically what pro model is which for people that aren't listening. It's about two hundred horsepower. Or one hundred fifty horsepower less than what a full tour modified is and that year. I ended up winning the championship. She won the rookie of the year. Which was great and yeah. She always gave me good words of encouragement. She wasn't like the person in the grandstands. Seeing things from that point of view she could see it when I laid on earth far on so many she was like well. I was a little aggressive. Or you know she. She gave her opinion but That's what I love about her. She wasn't afraid to tell me when I was right. And she certainly wasn't afraid to tell me when I was wrong. So you know it gave us a lot of common interests and and obviously we're married now and she travels with me a lot. She loves it. We were sitting in the off season for two months and she. She said to me after we got today to them she was like I was getting stir crazy. She loves the travel. So it's It's definitely awesome to go through this life with somebody like her does she. Still Critique your races now it depends what does she do now. So now she she. We got horses so she takes care of them some up in Winston Salem. She'll drive up there. She was a fulltime teacher and So she did that for I think. Six or seven years but You know we moved down here. It's I'd rather have her with me on the weekends so she takes care of my Ryan Preece merchandise store which is It's it's been awesome. So she's kept busy with that. She gets it she gets gets this life and not only on the side but keep in my life scheduled together and emotions at the end of the day. Oh Yeah yes. She gets it for sure all right circling back to. It's a cup stuff. I got a few more questions here. So of course a lot was made this year of Camaro having the new. The new Camaro bodies zero one one Ali. It's only a couple of weeks of course again. I know I have had a lot of practice in the off season. I wrote about it quite a bit. I could get familiar with it again. It's only been a couple of weeks as I keep saying. But have you got an idea of of this car being better? Is it better than what you guys had? Oh absolutely I think You Know Vegas showed that for sure. I think you saw that out. Of even even Alex Bowman California was dominant right. That was awesome Vegas Chase Elliott was extremely fast. Our cars were fast. Basically every Chevy. I'm not somebody who's WHO's been in this a long time but I can tell you. It helped kind of closed that bear that gap that we had some of the other manufacturers. And it's from what I feel. Put us on a level playing field and now we can. We can worry about some of the other things that we're trying to maximize for some things that I felt like. Maybe we were lacking now. We're we're on that even playing field and we can focus on some of the areas where those other teams are worrying about. So it's it's always really good and I feel like this isn't going to be a year where Chevy's zero one one L. E. is is going to have a good year so that's all from like a technical standpoint from you. The driver behind the wheel. Can you feel it? Can you feel a difference? Is there a different fuel to tires? Grabbing the asphalt so that that was Corlett joy I remember when he said that not changing subjects. But the whole Darlington story with the Gano. It's great but Yeah no it's just air is free Kevin Harvick said that to me air is free and actually bubba Pollard. Said that too at new Smyrna because we were talking about open-wheel stop and and he was like May WanNa you do this and I'm like I don't know 'cause I don't worry about stuff on that side and he's like air's free but it definitely You know whether there was some things that we change from last year on set up side but it definitely drove really well. I felt really good about our long run speed which was great so I would say yes. It's helped I mean but I don't I don't see the technical stuff that other people see right and that's why I asked you know from driver standpoint. What do you feel? What can you see sitting in that seat? I made a dif- it helped for sure. I definitely didn't hurt all right. Two more things for you The next couple of weeks again with this will air after homestead so we have Atlanta coming up which you had a good run going last year. Homestead Bristol Texas is coming just preview. The next couple races the tracks that were going to kind of where you guys thank you can get back on this path and what. You're looking forward to goal number one. Don't recommend pit road at Atlanta. That's GonNa Beagle number one now. It's cool with that that was a real But you were running well when it happened we were. We were taught which was fantast tenth or eleventh or ninth or whatever it was it was great so I know there's going to be some things different this year. So I'm looking forward to go into Atlanta. Which is is something that's really good and then we go to homestead which is kind of like a wild card. I've I don't I don't know what to expect. It's kind of like California to me. It's just been one of those places where I've had some decent runs and then I've had some really struggled terrible runs. So do you think it'll be different being there in March compared to November? Or you think it's going to be all the same I think temperature-wise about the same. So really shouldn't be any big curve balls that perspective. It's just no yeah I just. I don't really know what to expect. You know you never know where where you're going to need to run that day whether you can make the bottom work and makes me doing that or you can make the top work. It makes me doing that. There's never really a right or wrong answer. It's it's it's a total unknown. I look forward to Texas because we were having a really good run at Texas last year in the fall race. Which was we actually even got stage points. I think that race which was great so Homesteads really the only unknown for me. Definitely April is a month that I look forward to. I know where we didn't. Have you know the best Iran? We ended up eighteenth at Phoenix which was great but somewhere that I look forward to as a racecar driver is going to places like Bristol. Where I've won going places like Richmond going to a place like Martinsville where I've won places where I feel like I can. That's where I feel like I am going to be right there. You know what I mean like so and with this now new. What is old is new again packets. It's still you know it's all relative like it helps drivers. Actually it's for people that have for people that have watched as a thunder. I think at the beginning. I'm GONNA ALWAYS GONNA use days of thunder quotes but I live across the street from the barn by the way. That's a great that's It's actually sad though when you go back and watch that movie and see you know how it used to be versus how it is But it's tough sometimes even even short-track level these these these teams have done such a great job with finding that balance that they need and and we're still just trying to find it you know and this is this is my fifth race working with Trenton. But what I like about what I'm seeing. We are definitely heading in the right direction. The like I talked about the wavelength of what we talk about. You know in the things we change like we keep crossing those things out that that haven't hit it eventually. You'RE GONNA run out of things to cross out and you're going to hit it. It's just hopefully. We're going to hit that sooner when we come to this short-track be is that somewhere where. I feel like we can have those great days. What was the comparison there? You're going forward. It's under before I interrupted you. I don't know I forgot about it. Remember what I said earlier in the show just kind lost. That comes and goes yeah. I'm the same way for my brain's moving a million miles an hour all the time. I'm the person that can walk from one room to another to go get something. Forget what I was going to get. Okay computer so. I don't even have to walk anywhere. I opened up a window to go. I'm like wait a minute ago. Yeah exactly all right. Let me get you out of here on this question Ryan so against sophomore season. What has to happen this year at the end of the year. What by when we complete this season what has happened happened this year for you. It's a very broad question. But so nobody's going to be harder on me than myself. That's something that you know. Even even finishing eighteenth after the day we had. I sit there myself and I'm like man I i WanNa you know. I'm competitive. I'm no different than Kevin Harvick Akabusi after a race when they finish wherever they do they WANNA win. That's what makes us competitors. That's what makes us racers so I just strive for improvement but at the same time I'd be lying if I sat here and told you I you know I'd be happy with just finishing fifth or whatever it may be so me as a racer I want to win. And that's it's tough but You know if we could dig ourselves out of this hole and continually make car better to where we are consistent consistently running where I feel like. We can run. That would be good. I'd I'd be able to sleep a lot better at night for myself as a driver but I just WANNA fight. I want to you know. Get CATCH ELBOWS UP. I want to pass guys. I WanNa be on the offense. So that's something that that we're working towards and no. I'm extremely proud of everybody with J G Doherty racing and Kroger and all of our sponsors Cotton Hill and and Velveeta and you know all those cool schemes that I get to do because our owners my owner tad and Jodi and everybody in the marketing side with Bam marketing is working really hard to sell those sponsors so we can do things that we love so going back to what you were saying. I I don't know how to answer that question because I feel like those. Those things can kind of change you know as a season goes right now consistent sleek consistently running top twenty two. Where where you know. Top twenty top fifteen would would be really good. My hopes is that throughout the season as we get more. Hold of this Chevy. This news the O-on One L. E. Body that we continue to make gains. And and you just got to constantly change your expectations throughout the year from week. You know from how you start that weekend how you start that race and how you end that race. That's that's Kinda changing thing but me as a has a racer short-tracker as a competitor. I want to win. That's that's what I want to do. I don't just say I want I mean it. You know so. That's that's the goal like I said at the top of the show. You've had some great looking car so just keep digging out of that hole starting getting those results and I'll Hopefully I can keep making some Velveeta cheesy posts and you know we can just. We can keep digging. Yeah I think that's the perfect way to end it. Thank you thank you. My thanks to Kelly Boyd. Jt Doria racing for having me at the shop a couple of weeks ago and coordinating that interview and thank you to Ryan for a great conversation. Could you tell me enjoying himself? I remember as we were recording. 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"Hi My name is Kerry Murphy. Tony Christie and coming up on the final weekly massive earth shattering news regarding mb legend, Michael Jordan, and it involves NASCAR holy cow Ross chastain inks a big old deal for twenty, twenty one and of course, everybody rally dragon stops by again with your NASCAR fantasy picks Las Vegas this weekend it's all coming up on the final weekly was that to radio? Is the final lap weekly. Featuring the latest car racing driver interviews, Rafe Review, opinions, discussion rumors, and more. Now here's Carrie. Murphy and Toby crispy. Just. Coming is talking to raise. DFL W is on, you found the place where we talk about all things Nascar Scary Murphy Him Longtime Nascar Media member and syndicated radio host of all things. The final APP are co host with shows Toby Christie founder and editor in chief of Toby Christie dot com welcome back to the program as always thanks man the official title there that's that's that's something. Yeah. It only took what a year and a half me to copy and paste it into the template and Yeah, and you're the King of copying pay some surprised it took you that long copy and paste everything. You know what's funny is we do the pre show open their where we kind of tell you things that are coming up on the show. He ever mentioned that we're GONNA be talking about a few that I have with the driver. I know you do have a feud. We will be talking about that and we've got her reaction. Oh, it's a her see. There you go. That should probably fill the. The clues there for everybody and this is the exclusive on this program. We have all of that stuff right? Because I'm sure she won't be mentioning it on her in a thanks. So No, certainly not this will be on. You'll hear. So there you go. We do have a huge program i. mean we are going to break down the whole bubble Wallace Denny Hamlin Michael Jordan thing coming up in segment to. We, of course, have a race this coming weekend Las Vegas. Motor speedway. I will not be there. It pains me to say that is so sad. It's awful. We've GOT ROWDY DRAGON COMING UP FOR NASCAR fantasy picks we've got. Dale Earnhardt Jr. News. We've got Ross chastain news but. This this is huge. Right here. This this this is huge. Okay. As of last week this program is on Amazon Swe Amazon Music Yeah I, mean I can fire up my Alexa. Until it that I want to listen to our show and it will pull up. Yeah it'll do it. It's we're getting about seventy people doing just that every day already that is pretty awesome. So I might do that I don't have to click anything then I can just say what I want right so I mean we're on apple spotify. Google. Amazon I. Mean You name it we're on it and so whatever you listen to wherever you listen to us on if you just found us on Toby Christie Dot com I know we got a lot of new listeners from there. Just go ahead use your favorite podcast directory hit subscribing boom. WE'RE GONNA show up every single day inside your ears. That's awesome I. Love when things appear inside my ears. Yeah. Did you you miss that little nugget there? We are daily the only NASCAR podcast that has something for you every single day that we're aware of at least if there's anything. Else, out there, let us know but I could that is the only one I haven't found anything else daily I mean you're nice enough to curate an entire NASCAR podcast directory over there at Toby Christie Dot com I think you'd know that's true I do have to update that thing. It's a little outdated on the podcast page saw get on that This week slash weekend. But Yeah I you know it all my. Looking around and peaking, and gathering, trying to find anything I can I have not found any other daily options as far as NASCAR podcasts go all right and even if there are welcome come on board that's fine. There's plenty of. Stuff to. To have in there and you know we'll be one of the few then of daily podcast but right now, I think we might be the only one. Well, Hey, you know all that. Aside, we have a huge like he talked about Kerry packer show. Let's get started talking about Bristol Man Yeah Bristol Motor speedway Saturday night under the lights and elimination race to boot and some drivers. Their playoff hopes for twenty twenty just like Jimmy Johnson are done. What we're. GonNa quit to everybody's going to be like Jimmy after each round well, I had to make it relatable to me. So I would be interested to good point that makes that makes sense actually. This top ten list though is very bizarre. There's like drivers I've never heard of in their drivers. You never see in the top ten of course, there's drivers you've never heard of will yeah of course of course I only you know think about maybe the top ten if that I mean I don't even think you think about the whole top ten probably not hey, if we're being honest probably not I think you're probably maybe the top seven the you really know anything about each week you get into the back markers and the truck series and the series. You could put them in a lineup. I wouldn't be able to pick them out I would love to see us run a extended or trek series podcast just to see you have like four trying to act like what you're talking about. Oh. I would probably skate by just from. By, but it would be total BS and everybody would know your. Ira Let's get into the top Michael McDowell Ryan. Priests. Chris. Bush. Or I'm sure you've got pages and pages on these three guys. Well Yeah. Michael McDowell fourth top ten of the season that is incredible when you factor and he's only had eight top tens his entire career before the season. So, for this year alone that that's impressive, he's had a heck of a run. Average finish for your nineteen point six things up twenty second in points. That is a career-best if you can hang onto it. So that's pretty good for Michael McDowell. Yup. Ryan. Priest by the way I top ten of the season it's been very frustrating season for Ryan Preece. But maybe he's finally turning things around a little bit as we head towards silly season there have been rumors that he won't be back jt racing daugherty that he has resigned and we'll be back. So what see how that shakes out for him but nevertheless, he's got a top ten under his belt and Chris Butcher our buddy he's been on the show a lot Yeah. Just just all guy here I don't think anybody has no can't handle the. No but you know he's a fellow. Texan. So that's cool and he's got a career high as well. This season of top tens in it continues with this run seven top tens this season form. Now he of course, has two top fives a earlier part of the season's well, but he sits twentieth and points. which marks you know the the the standing rank he had last year. So another solid season for Chris Butcher. All right. Chase Elliott with one t there at number seven. See that what happened the the other T. went silent and just Of corrected or something I don't know. When this is Kinda disappointing run for him because he's been so strong at Bristol all year. The spring race, which was I guess the early summer race when they got done moving it for covid. finished. Well, running for a win there at the ending piled up into Giuliano by mistake on a late restart and didn't finish. It was looking like is going to finish but still had a car capable of winning that day one the All star race at Bristol and yes seventh. Okay. But mad really thought he was gonna be a little bit stronger than that jobless Glenn Boyer there a number six jobless well isn't he going to be? I don't think. So I I the more I keep hearing about it Clinton lawyer. Somehow it's going to be back in that fourteen Garg next season it looks that way it hasn't been officially announced. Of course there's still. Things. But what I'm hearing the chatter I've been hearing as of late. Is that just like lassen somehow Clint Boyer will remain in the fourteen car. It's the dancing skills while it's funny that I say somehow he's still in the playoffs I mean he's He's been running pretty well, he's actually got quite a few stage points this year. And it's been a sneaky decent season for them. But again, it's just been kind of trailing off each year since coming to Stewart Haas racing it seems that to win season in two thousand eighteen. had. Eighteen. Top tens last year than in standard ten right now and but solid top top ten here Bristol and nearly a top five. So he he's building some momentum for that next season I. Guess. Fortieth top ten for Eric Merola this season but I one in a while. Yet another top five as well. Eric Merola is getting it done and He's a guy that I feel could possibly sneak up in surprise some people in these playoffs because like you said, he has been a fixture inside the top ten all season long he's had stretches where he showed he can run top ten for ten straight weeks. So if he can sneak in there and get a couple of wins finally. Air Merola could be a guy who might be able to dethrone the guys. We expect to win the Chamber of the season, but you know things have to shake out this right out I. Like Eric Law All Right Tyler rettig finally getting a top ten and after a long while he was there for a while they're in the beginning. Yeah, he was and it looked there for a little while like man maybe we reckon witness this thing I don't know. Obviously, he didn't have anything for the top two guys wants this thing going but early on it was like, well, that's pretty decent speed he's got there. Because if you know by the way, the starting lineup is determined each week. Now, the sixteen play after was currently get the sixteen top spots so. Taylor riddick had to fight his way from beyond sixteenth to work his way to where he was and. Solid fish out of jobless Eric Jones that still true that is true stagnant air. Jones is jobless and currently actively looking for a job. So we'll see how that goes. Thought he's got to stay within the Toyota. Realm because he just bought a new truck recently so right but then he's also been posting pictures have been driving around his father's old corvette. So All right those. Leaving himself open anything. Okay. Over the last few weeks, I have been texting UC's meaning with the race I can't you know I'm even posted it. You sent me this same exact text within the first ten laps this week. Well, that was more of a joke. Okay I thought you're being serious. Okay. Well, it's GONNA. Early Buddy just to see what you'd say. But this race, the battle, the best in the business going toe toe at Bristol closing laps was like the last fifty laps or whatever Kyle Busch Oh my gosh. What I mean just amazing comes up just short of his first win of twenty twenty. Let's hear from. Kyle Busch, frustrated over finishing second. You know just like this is one of our great shots to win and I. Don't know you know just come up short. So skittles camera was fast and we had a good car one that was in contention all night long fired off, started the race as I was like Oh. Wow this is a pretty. Yeah, that's all there is to these guys. I it was. It was just the most amazing racing I think of the season, those two guys, Kevin Harvick, of course, the other one continues to own the twenty twenty Nascar Cup series season he had a hole in the front of his car at least. That's what he said. It was running tight still was able to go. Door to door with Kyle Busch, they were swap and leads and different lines and all my gosh this was the race ninth win of the season third career at Bristol fifty eighth career overall. It's here from Kevin twice. I got an a little dinged up with your sixty laps to go knock a hole in the nose and. You know made it a be made it a little tight through the center of the corner but turned into a heck of a race you know in and out of traffic there with kyle he got me Gabby once pinned up there in traffic and. Hold lead there there till the end. So just really proud of of everybody. For. Everything that they've done all year and just continuing to fight and. You know there's not many races that you can win like winning here at Bristol an IRA. So that was that was a lot of fun. We're nose down just try to do what we do I I'd I'd have to go back and out all the all the things that happened. You know that stuff can can flip around and turn the other direction really quick. So you know we we they. All outrageous. You know. you know we we struggled at Darlington figured out you know a great strategy and and wound up. Capitalizing on on late accident there in tonight's probably probably the best car. So you know it's it can get either way. It's just as those days that she don't have. You know really good car You know what happens and how you can rebound from that and on the days you do have a good card you know hopefully hopefully finding. Victory Lane. So it's You know it's been A. It's been a battle some weeks some weeks it's been good but we've been able to capitalize on the on the good weeks and here to break it down for us the most exciting man in. NASCAR. Today Rodney shoulders. Yeah I think everybody Kinda knows about now this is my favorite place You know I love coming here we put a lot of work in the. Coming here and you feel like we should have won so many races here years, Holloway Back to David Ruderman days, and how fast we always were and we've been able to carry that through all the way through the four team and just went so fast every time and and You know we've had a lot of awkward stuff happened here and we volunteers and. Boca Roca gear last fall. Something that was really odd but. To just be able to come here and have a flawless race You know no drama no, no issues cabinet a an Exxon job on the race track. The guys did a incredible job on road and we just had a we had a hot rod denied in I. Wasn't sure how it was in the spring. felt like we were pretty good for the for the All star ended up second there. But You just never know you know without Braxton and stuff you you kinda. Take shot in the dark at a few things and whether the voters going drag the ground or not, and and. Just all those things but overall it was it was on the money and those guys all my engineers have done such a good job all year Unload like this and barely making adjustments during the race and just doing a doing incredible jobs. He. Sees. Wow did we did we really need a minute and a half of riding chillers while that that that does put it in perspective it felt like five minutes. I mean the only other guy that's able to do that and longer is Brad. Keselowski. That's true although he doesn't you know he has a little bit more excitement in his voice so. Bracket SASKIA feels like eight when you get one and a half minutes of Rodney shoulders it feels like ten. So but that's okay my eleven year old loves, Kyle. Busch was waiting for this when he was watching this battle. For once he didn't lose it. He was actually reasonable about it thought it was a good race. Getting, used to him losing now. So that's good. I guess so yeah, I guess so. But I mean. The first thing out of his mouth was the four teams cheating I'm like. Well, I don't know the start of the race cheating they got busted for something as funny as that is he says, the four team is cheating they have not actually failed inspection one time this season, right? Whether it be pre-qualifying, pre-race or post-race number four team has not failed one time inspection. However, the number eighteen team, which is barely clinging onto playoff hopes has failed inspection four times this season second most in the entire series I had to explain to him just how much those cars are under NASCAR scrutiny yeah. Definitely, and so they're finding a loophole in the system They're doing a heck of a job as it hasn't been discovered at all yet to. but man, like you said, this was an incredible race. The finish was out of this world like you said to the best we've ever seen in the sport. Going, toe to toe definitely of this generation to the best just it was like a championship fight man it was just incredible. The the ebbs and flows of the lead and the lapped traffic coming up through there as they were running through there that was incredible to watch Kevin Harvick did have a hole in the firm his car I think he plowed into the back of joy as trying to get through their to keep. Cow Bush from being in front of him at one point where Bush actually took lead for a moment But man that was that was an exciting finish. If you didn't get up on the edge of your seat during that I don't care which driver in the field is your fan you're a fan of. that was incredible. Finish an incredible run for the win. That's what we that's what we want to see. That is what we come to us when we turn the TV on every week to see on on Saturday or Sunday that's why we do the show. Exactly. That's the point. That's why we're here. That's why we do what we do. That is what we saw on Saturday night and that was awesome. Now let's get back to cow, Bush? Does post race interview on television it's pretty normal. It's you know what you see out of most drivers who finished second nothing spectacular to see right then later. You have this actually never crossed my mind You always try to try to win races clean always try to raise hard and race clean and get the job done. Right. And Yeah I mean if that lap car wasn't there I would have. Blown it in on the outside or the inside and may some of them dip kids don't know what the hell are doing or where they're at and can't stay out of the way. So nothing like a gay. Center Smith. Will be eliminated the next round. So couple things in there, he's calling fellow drivers names. Is being whiny again, any flat out says that they're going to be eliminated in the next round. Yeah. So whiny Kyle Bushes back. Yeah. For Kyle Busch I mean this is a precarious round coming up today. He's never had much luck at the rover Charlotte Aiming Happen, and of course, he's Las Vegas native but that track hasn't been super kind to him over the years as well. So. I I don't know man he might be right I know but you don't say that as a driver and bring your entire team down there saying you're not even going to try I mean that's a quitter I agree. I agree I don't I don't like that attitude going into it. You're kind of it's almost self fulfilling prophecy when something like that happens now. But at the same time, I kinda see where he's coming from. It's been very frustrating season. But he is still. You got to hold together a little better than that. Yeah. Those that may say, all Tony Stewart said the same thing. No he said they didn't deserve to be there and then backed it up with five wins. Yeah. You real reeled off five wins in the last ten races and tied yet won the championship with A. Tiebreaker. I I don't know where that came from. How did I know it was five wins that fast that is impressive. Actually usually you're a little further. Usually seventy five wins ban I did not look that up I just came up with it out of a hat I'm proud of you. Do you really really becoming something all of a sudden I This NASCAR thing is catching on for me and your thirtieth year covering mistake. Finally. Picking up some of the. Some of the stuff you need that's good. All right. Next round of the playoffs always forgot to mention eliminated. Ryan Blaney William. Byron Matt Di Benedetto, and Cole custer. They are knocked out will not win the championship. 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Like us at facebook dot com slash final lap. This is the final land weekly. My Name's Gary. Murphy. His name is Toby Christie recalls entire program the final lap weekly and Toby Christie. All my Gosh Earth Shattering News. My mind is blown even though even though. You. Kind of knew about this whole thing ready like a month ago. We've been talking about this. We even alluded to it a little bit on the show at one point. not quite how expected it to go down it seemed like for a while that this was gonna be the forty-three team next year. then. After that looked like maybe it would be the got brothers racing ninety sixteen but I know they're gonNA start their own team any ham on Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan will be the majority owner of this team and they'll a wallace as their driver. How cool is that? All right we're GONNA have quotes from all three players we begin with Denny Hamlin who basically broke the news on twitter for all of us. Yeah. It was pretty cool. This ramle like nine eastern. You don't expect a an announcement of this magnitude that late in the night but he said in his statement quote eleven years ago I met Michael Jordan and then Charlotte Bob cats game and we became fast friends not long after I joined the Jordan. Brand as their first NASCAR athlete, our friendship has grown over the years and now we're ready to take it to the next level. Tonight I'm excited to announce that Michael Jordan and I are starting a new single single CAR NASCAR Cup series team for twenty twenty one deciding on driver was easy. It had to be Bubba Wallace, BUBBA has shown tremendous improvement since joining the cup series and we believe he's ready to take his career to a higher level. He deserves the opportunity to compete for wins and our team will make sure that he has the resources to do just. That off the track bubba has been allowed voice for Change in our sport in our country MJ and I support him fully in those efforts and stand beside him more details about the team will be released at a later date. But for now, I remain focused on winning a championship for my number eleven, Fedex Toyota jobs, racing team this season, and in the years ahead while that is huge. All right. Let's continue now with Bubba Wallace he said this is a unique once in a lifetime opportunity that I believe is a great fit for me at this point in my. Career both Michael Denny are great. Competitors are focused on building the best team. They possibly can to go out and compete for race wins. I'm grateful and humbled that Michael and Danny believe in me and I am super pumped to begin this adventure with them and quote moving along to the NBA legend. That is Michael Jordan. He says quotes growing UP IN NORTH CAROLINA. My parents would take my brothers, sisters and meter races and I've been a nascar fan my whole life the opportunity to own my own racing team in partnership with my friend Denny Hamlin and to have bubby. And to have bubba Wallace driving for us is very exciting for me. Historically, NASCAR has struggled with diversity and there have been few black owners. The timing seemed perfect as NASCAR is evolving and embracing social change more and more end quote. So wow, just to to recap. Michael Jordan majority owner Denny Hamlin on board as the racing expert I guess and Bubble Wallace will be there driver. We don't know the car we do know that It's the GEIKO team that they're buying, right? Yeah. They're buying the team charter from the Thirteen Germain racing team. Germain racing will no longer exists after this season, which tied Dylan is now a free agent as well. And we still know you know obviously who the technical alliance will be with. It seems pretty obvious. It'll be jobs racing Michael Jordan exclusive interview with the Charlotte Observer. said they are talking to Joe Gibbs racing? In, trying to work on a deal there but are also looking other options. So I obviously, it'll probably be Joe. Gibbs. Racing they partner with indefinitely Toyota as Toyota has been wanting to get more teams under their banner a competitive team so This looks like the avenue for Toyota to get that done for sure this is huge on so many levels I mean. At face value if this had just come together if denny and Michael, didn't know each other, it'd be kind of like haphazardly done quickly. But the fact that they are longtime friends, he's had those logos on his fire suit forever Danny and Michael have been friends for a very long time I think golf brings them together they they play basketball but I'm sure Danny breaks need more often than not. But. This is huge to bring Michael Jordan. Name a caliber of of that magnitude and the sports world to say you know what I'm GonNa put my money into Nascar. It's huge. It's so huge. Yeah, and for bubba Wallace, this is a huge opportunity as well. He's been a guy that's been kind of you know he was a rising star from the Canaan he series working his way up got the truck series won several races with cabbage motor sports. Look like he was gonNA ride that Toyota gravy train to Joe Gibbs racing. That train got derailed. He got bounced back to the extend series with rows fenway racing. That didn't pan out very well we'll sponsorship issues and he's been struggling to make his way sense and he's kind of worked his way into a decently competitive situation. This year with Richard Petty motorsports gained sponsorship all of a sudden. Through his likeability then of course, through some of the social injustice things that have been going on. In the country and now the sudden he's in a situation where he could leverage his future with the the partners that have signed on to to to do battle with him basically at this point. So had it not been for Wallace taking the stands the he took and you know doing the things he felt was right for not just his race but for the world at this point he might not be in this situation. going into next season. So this this is huge. This is all come together and like you said, haven't Michael Jordan involved in the sport. It's obvious. He's been race fan forever because there's pictures of nineteen, eighty four hanging out with Richard, petty in the pits right so I mean he's been race fan forever, and the fact that we've now cultivated that race fan and turned him into a team owner and it's somebody's iconic is Michael. Jordan I mean everybody knows that that jump man logo this is this is a big deal It shouldn't be shouldn't be thought of his anything less than a big deal at this point. This is probably the biggest thing we're gonNA hear. Bosley ever. This might be the thing that really turns things around sport and gets things back. Onto global level at just to give you a perspective, I did some googling Michael, Jordan his worth his net worth is one point six, billion with a B. Yeah. So you do you think about guys who have the resources needed to succeed in the sport and they've got a they've got to have lots of money. He's got lots of money. So this could be a thing where in a few years. People might be asking him for a technical alliance. That's true. I mean that's how Joe Gibbs racing started as a one car team. If you look at if you look at Joe Gibbs himself, the guy who owns Joe Gibbs racing, you look at celebrity worth he has a net worth of sixty million, right? So Michael Jordan could just buy them out. Exactly. So that's that's what I was hinting at that Mrs. This is unprecedented. This is just huge wealth amazing celebrity, an incredible athlete. Feel it either no I mean he would be able to say you know what Joe Gibbs I will w net worth right now you can walk away. Yeah. Yeah. I'll just take everything yet. That's okay and like you said, it wouldn't even be aiding them. So I mean that's just wild and this is huge. I know we've lost some teams this year leave on family racing Levi will not be around next year. Anymore Germain racing longtime truck series team trucks here championship team worked its way to the cup series has been there. For over a decade now. They'll be as well but man to bring in somebody like Michael Jordan. This this is a big deal and it definitely. Reverses some of the negative feelings it seemed like we were having about these other teams shutting down. Really. Feels like maybe the sport is in a positive situation when you see something like this definitely definitely all right up next, we've got your Las Vegas preview. We've got chastain news we've got toby getting blocked who is doing the blocking. 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But this is this is really cool you start feeling a little bit of like, Wow, I'm actually you know this is four somebody and and that really feels good when when you get that wow then we shouldn't you know make stuff up as much as we do. I. Mean you spell sure. If it's mostly me you know but you balance it out with actual stuff. Yeah. So I think in the end the end up with something that's kind of somewhere in the middle and it's great. You get the comedic relief of crazy weird wacky stuff. And you also get some hard hitting news and but that was are pretty wacky from time to time. So it's not all just you but it's good times. Yeah. All right. Let's get into it news of the week you. All, double. But we'll take chip ganassi racing announced their new driver for the twenty twenty one season in their number forty, two car and I love the way they did this they put out a video is so fitting. Total. Destruction of a watermelon, which means it's gotta be only one guy, right? That's right. It has to be Ross chastain through the good times in the bad times it's been humbling that keeps me humble to to think about where I've I've come from and and sign a piece of Fan. Mail just a few minutes ago and see me enough firesuits wasn't wasn't made for me with somebody. Else's it. They changed the name on and I got to wear the next year you know. That doesn't happen anymore that doesn't happen with Neutra neck solutions either spark of the suits built in made for me and and to think about those times it just glance across in inside a piece of Fan mail is is crazy tumbling so I wouldn't trade my path for anything. But I also would not wish it on anybody because it most people would not have done it and I'm not even saying that I would have written it down to plan it this way but it's the only way I was going to get here and I made my first truck start just over ten years ago. In Cincinnati you know now a full-time xfinity season run a championship in the playoffs after a championship run trucks and looking at next year to be signed fulltime like you said, with a a a fully funded, you know fully capable team a guy like chip Ganassi a guy that's world renowned and racing calls me and wants me drive his race car is is absolutely incredible by the way. Did you see the video? That thing? What was it dribbed dropped from like ten floors up thing just Everywhere they dropped it from the empire state building or something. Oh my gosh. Yeah. I mean that thing was obliterated congratulations Rochester and good guy. We've had him on the show a bunch of times pretty pretty good race car driver to. Yeah definitely, and and this is big for him. He's another one of those guys Kelly bubble wallace that has shown promise and looks like he he should be on the fast track, the Cup series. But weird things happen with sponsorship and just situations and and he's just not had that opportunity to be with a decent cup series team to this point and that all changes next season. So this is this is going to be pretty big and he's going to be a teammate with Jimmy Johnson the that's true. That's true. I mean he'll be in a different kind of car. I would imagine Jimmy Johnson will probably run a couple races and a third chip Ganassi racing car next year I mean it just makes sense to me well I had not thought of that I mean they don't have food four cars so there's no limit but what about Mr Hendrick isn't going to be fuming well I mean he's maxed out with his four cars he can't help it still the fuming. I think Mr Hendrick will be just fine Jimmy's want him seven championships. I think he's allowed to do what he wants at this point is my guest. Well, Jeff Gordon isn't they've got him for life. So well, I mean he kinda owns the place now I'm not sure what's going on over there. Yeah I. Guess I guess they let them be on. TV for a little bit. Yeah. So hey this came across rather. Late into the not taking for this show Dale Juniors plane crash back in the day. It's been years now, right? What what's The for you got? Yeah actually the plane crash was August of last year. So it's just over a year ago I got tells you how how covert has affected our timelines right and our brains apparently. So it was like years ago. This year's been like five years and one but. Yeah. So the NTSB has released their their. Statement of probable cause for the crash because the initial statement was that you know there is a landing gear issue and they've been clarifying it to seem like it's more of a pilot error, and at this point, they've released this statement quote the pilots continuation of an stabilized approach despite recognizing associated cues and the flight crew's decision not to initiate a go around before touchdown, which resulted in a balanced landing, a loss of airplane control, a landing gear collapsed and a runway excursion. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's failure failure to deploy the speed during the initial touchdown, which may have prevented the runway excursion and the pilots attempt to go around the deployment of the thrust reverse hers reversal. And quote there so. It seems as though it was pilot error is what it looks like at this point and it probably could have been prevented, but which is unfortunate but luckily everyday did walk away from the crash. Okay. of course, they'll junior was on the plane with his wife, his daughter, his dog. Pilots some pretty scary moment for those of you who don't remember it. Good Toby Chris Dot, com we've got all the old links back to the other stuff inside of our newest. Report on this NTSB report you know what I took away from all that. What's that? Pilots need to know a lot of stuff. Yeah. I don't think that you are I would ever be in the realm of anything. Flying that's how I'd be like Oh. Crap. We're GONNA crash. Oh well. Well it was fun. Driving a car sounds a lot easier than flying a plane and landing it. So yeah, I mean the worst thing you have to do in a car is like parallel parking or something, but well, and those do it themselves now. So yeah, that's pretty cool. I've been seeing that. That's it's crazy. Now Walk us through you. You got banned again. Now this isn't the first driver that's banned you off of twitter. Yeah. So this is the first one I understand why it happened though the other ones that have been blocked by I can't pinpoint a reason or a moment in time where I deserve whatever happened and even this when I don't think I, deserve. But I at least understood. What led to the block so okay. All right. Well, what happened? So well really. If, you want to be honest. The person who blocked me blocked themselves from like they're the reason that they are blocked. They blocked me I. Guess but. Haley Degan on a recent episode of her family's podcast the deacons. Calls Covid nineteen a hoax Okay. The the virus that's killed over two hundred thousand Americans at this right in the year. That's all fake. Right. So I just posted a article saying that she has said this man, this comes on the heels of a couple of other questionable moments the happened recently with her. She had a recent media availability were conducted the whole interview in her bed while lying down which. Whatever she was at least answering questions I didn't have that big of a deal with it by did understand some people that felt it was a little bit disrespect. but whatever you'd that's an isolated incident now the problem right but then she also had another incident where she posted a video on instagram of complaining about the inconvenience of having to wash off. Her New Ford Mustang which had ash all over it do the wildfires in California. She was complaining because she just got in a car wash hope I'm sorry if your car has ash on it because there's wildfires going on people losing their houses, live livelihoods and lives. Yeah. I think at that point your car being clean. Is probably the least of anyone's problems and Hopefully she put water on at first because when Nash Mixes With Water Oh, that's great fun. Anyway the article itself went. Viral. On twitter and Saw People Start Tag near in it when they're sharing it that's why I knew it. Yeah. I'll be blocked. I even told like we were talking about who was gonNA, write it on the site. we kind of had the idea. Really. Okay. One of us to write about this who's going to do it. It's really a situation. Anybody wants to write about and well, but your names on the website. So exactly, and so that's why I told the guys. Up probably blocks but I'll do it. You know. Take one for the team here But here's the thing you all you did was report on something she said. Then that's the thing and it doesn't. Exactly and that's the thing that is confusing and just infuriating can about it I don't really care that I'm block. That's fine at my life will go on I'll keep writing articles. If, she does something good. I'll still write something positive. She does something bad is little report that as well. That's just how it goes. But to be blocked for some for reporting something that she said. In public on her own podcast is just you know silly to me, but it is what it is. It's immature. Yeah for sure. But again she's she's still very young. She's only what eighteen nineteen years old. So now you don't know I did this. I went ahead when I heard about this, I reached out to them and I wanted to get a quote. And they got back to me because they didn't put two and two together I guess. Okay we'd. So I've got audio of Haley Degan and her response to blocking you here it is. Okay. Okay. So. Okay So. Okay. So that explains a lot right there I mean. It says it. All right. I was wondering when that old clip would research. I was waiting for the exact right moment and I think we nailed it. Yeah. You did that that was a surprise I thought for a second year really gotten some have a quote as like Oh man this is really turn into a big deal come on. It's me you're talking to I mean, I don't make a big deal. That is pretty funny that was excellent use of that old clip and that's Vegas Motor speedway is on the horizon just days or hours away depending on when you're listening to this, they are kicking off the route of twelve at Las Vegas Motor speedway then Talladega and Charlotte role. In case we haven't told you about that. So the top twelve drivers that are going to continue to battle for this year's twenty. Twenty Cup series championship are Kurt Busch Clint, Boyer Kyle Busch Eric Merola Austin Dillon Alex Bowman Martin George Junior Chase Elliott Joy lagaan break laskey Denny Hamlin. And Kevin Harvick. WHOA man and Kevin. Harvick my gosh. She has a chance to do something Kerry that has not been done since two thousand and seven win Jimmy Johnson accomplished it if he gets one more win. He's looking at ten wins the season. Huge. Huge. Massive I. Mean that's what I. Mean is that thirteen years it's crazy. No Kudos for me getting that whole list out without a problem that was actually pretty good. I'm proud of you I, there was at least butchered a couple of names in there there was no editing whatsoever that was just and the breath that was real. That was yeah that's true. That is true. So the other thing is also still in play for Harvick at this point, which is kind of noteworthy not just the ten win season. But he also has a chance for the most wins in a season in modern era. NASCAR STAR team by Jeff One, thousand, nine, hundred, eight. Man You're really getting good at this. Magical Thirteen Win Season by Jeff Gordon and ninety eight following his two ten win seasons and ninety, six, ninety, seven. So Yeah You know that as a magical season for sure. But what Harvick's doing this year is Pretty Dang. Good to. So we'll see if he equals the thirteen or even surpasses it. But regardless, the fact that he's at this point in the season and we're talking about this is a possibility is quite impressive one and a half Mile Oval is what we're talking about banking up to twenty degrees front stretch twenty, two, seventy, five, feedback stretch fifteen, seventy, two, Cup, race, two, hundred, sixty, seven, laps, four, hundred point, five miles stages eighty, one, sixty, two, sixty, seven, one, hundred, seven laps to the checkered flag in that final stage earlier this year Joey Logano won and your weather looks like this sunny and hot highs near one hundred cools off towards the end of the races though you did that really well, have you ever done traffic earn and traffic and weather reports on radio. I was trying to go. Yeah. It was radio in there. So it was pretty good. Pretty no fans in attendance. Thanks to Kobe good job guys. Cova. People. All right. Thanks, Kovin. Yeah. It's been such an awesome year so far and your supporters who keep passing you around without masks that too. And Haley deacons for for saying it's all conspiracy well, and what's even funnier or back? Yeah. Let's get back to that. I just want get back for a second. I got one more thing to say here. All right. So she thinks cove it is a hoax. Not Real. Not a thing. It's fake I. Mean you talk to her about it? It's like you know Har Lee Harvey Oswald not being the Guy who shot JFK. That that's what she thinks. Well okay. We can give time. But if you go to her website. Shop. Digging thirty eight. Dot. com. That's her shop. Okay. Why are we plugging her and you go in there there is a face mask section. where she is selling three different masks with her logo on it of course, she is. So, if this thing's a hoax and you don't believe in it and you think is the stupidest thing ever. But yet it's good enough for you to make money off of. Yeah of course come on. Yep. Just saying. Just saying all right check out all the NASCAR Cup series action Sunday, seven PM, eastern on NBC. It's a tripleheader weekend. So trucks on Friday nine pm Eastern on fs one and xfinity Saturday seven, thirty PM eastern on NBC and so yeah, it's GonNa be hot during the day. But by the time these races run, it should be a little bit cooler. So that's good. Yeah. Definitely. Definitely definitely in lots of late racist this weekend this is wild because. Sunday you don't get a race that late in the evening. So now it it it messes with my schedule but thanks thanks for consulting with me NASCAR. Then, of course, you've got the truck series on Friday at nine pm Eastern on infest one xfinity series on Saturday at seven thirty eastern on NBC ESPN as well. So. A lot of lot of late racing this weekend top five championship drivers at Las Vegas look like this Kevin Harvick. Has To win seven top fives eleven top tens opole average finish of thirteen point two, seven, seven best at lvs. Good. About Denny Hamlin the other guy who's been kind of dominating the season but since missing here what is it wins? There's no wins. Yeah. That is a problem. But he's top five, seven top tens and average finish of fourteenth. It's not like he's been busy you know starting race team or anything. Well. Yeah. But that doesn't having to do with this past performance this race track so. Wild, especially when you factor in his teammate, how Bush also only has one at this track maybe the Joe Gibbs cars are very good vegas. Perhaps, Brad Keselowski is good at Las Vegas. He's got three checkered flags from their seven top fives ten top tens of poll average finish is still only eleven point two about Joey. Logano Brag has lost skis Teammate. He's also really good here. He's got two wins this race track six, top five, ten top tens and a pole check this out for fantasy eight point. Oh, average finish. That's a series best, and finally chase Elliott has to top five. So that means no wins three top ten's average finish of twenty one point four but he's fifth in the championship standings. So that's why he's listed here. Well, well, that's pretty cool. I. Guess All right. Driver spotlight includes Ryan Blaney who was eliminated last week misses the cut to continue the playoffs and he gives us right. So let's spotlight. Is Reaction I. Mean I'm upset about it. You don't WanNa be knocked out of seven race to be run for championship I. Mean I'm not very excited about that. No there's lot of things we could cleaned up as a group together myself included in we just didn't perform and perform in the first round like we needed to to a transfer in. That's just something you have just need to step up and which many shoes but you know we still got seven races left's Try To win wanted to. Try to get fifteen points. We still got the answer. There's still a goal you know that you're trying to go to yet sucks you know you're not be able to run for, but not really disappointed I wish we all had a better three races all as a team like I know this team could have great races and just There's a shaming style bit and What Is Ryan Blaney think the problem is just in general with the World I. Guess I think it's racing. I figure I'm not sure you know I thought Thought we still had decent speed. You know maybe even you know a couple of months ago and I just you know things haven't fallen into and you know maybe a speed is is not quite there I'd love to tell you if i. If I knew what it was. We try to fix it. But I just think it was you know tough some tough race tracks that. Came around for us and just not not stepping up to the occasion you know as a as a whole group is music driver for sure included. So I love telling I don't think we've lost Oliver. Speed. I think at times we a lot of speed maybe it's not as consistent as what it was earlier in the first year but I still think it's there. We just got to find it again here's lesson and we wrap up things with Ryan. Blaney and what can he do to gain speed back that I guess he lost and his goals to close out two, thousand twenty you know the steeds still there is just maybe not as consistent. I'm not surprised. You know we work hard every week sometimes you have rough patches as. As a team Sometimes you know things are really clicking really well in your cars are fast and things are working out for you know we had that the first half of the year and then I'd like to see us actor that consistent speed that we've been showing near the first half the year I, two thirds of the year. And I'm sure we'll be able to find that workers are on myself and everybody I nevertheless Lhasa. Final Lap weekly. Biweekly getting you ready for this weekend's race. What's up people rowdy dragging back again with this week's final F- weekly fantasy update. Today will cover the Bristol night race continue to look forward to the Las Vegas Motor speedway. So looking back on Bristol the race stage one, the winner there was Martin's strapped. Stage to also Martin's strapped. And the winner. t-bone. I came in forty ninth place slipping down one position out of the four spot into fifth. Toby Christy you came in eighty ninth and currently sitting thirty seven spot. and Carry Murphy forty-eight. Fan boy you came in sixty four and currently sit in one hundred fifth in the overall standings. Ahead to Las Vegas Motor speedway. Some. Good picks for you. This weekend starting with the number twenty two joy Lagaan all. In the last three races Joey has had two wins. Here is had the highest finishing average among all active drivers at Las Vegas and his last trip. Here he brought home those all important stage points in both stages along with that wind trophy. Another driver to consider for your lineups is the number to Brad Kozlowski in his last six trips to Sin City Brad has had a win four top five finishes in finishing average of four point. Oh. He could also get it done on Sunday. Ending non-playoff driver to watch this week is yet another Pinski driver, the twelve of Ryan Blink in his last five trips to Las Vegas Blaney is finished top five three times. He's Racist Track Eight, Times Cup and currently owns a ten point. Oh, average finish at this track. Ryan loses nothing by going for the win on. Sunday. Okay. Folks get on over to the final LAP DOT COM and Toby Christie Dot com for all your NASCAR news information and fantasy stats. You've got seven races left to run down our current fantasy leader Diaz is racing anyway that's it. For this week's show. Thanks for sticking around and listening to the final lap weekly fantasy segment. I am rowdy. Dragon. Until next time. All right. 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Ep. 177: Jerry Freeze of Front Row Motorsports

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Ep. 177: Jerry Freeze of Front Row Motorsports

"Hey there. It's Tom Haberstroh the national NBA insider for NBC sports. And I want to tell you about my podcast. It's called the Habur show. I'll be interviewing some of the game's biggest and brightest names inside and outside the sport. So if you wanna learn something about the NBA wanna know what happens behind the scenes, this is the pod for you. Like, why did JJ Redick delete social media? And what does stand Van Gundy think of all these threes and did rockets GM Daryl Morey really see this Houston turnaround coming down low now, but beware. These conversations will change the way you think about the NBA. Welcome aspirin his podcast on your host. Nate Ryan today here in mooresville North Carolina at the headquarters second floor of front row motorsports. Where I am joined by the general manager of the team Jerry freeze. Jerry returning a guest to the podcast got very positive response for your parents last year. So thanks for coming back. My pleasure, Nate, always a pleasure to talk to you. And make sure I got this. Right. You're still general manager expansion. All right. Joel manager of a team that added a third car for twenty nine hundred Jerry with Matt tift? And in addition to that when I talked to you last year, we were at your shop in states Ville. And now you've kept that shop for the moment. And you also have added this shop in mooresville, which was formerly Chip Ganassi racing. Many many years ago h Scott motorsports also was in here and now front row. So take me through with the process has been like adding that third car and adding a new location as well. I think since since we last spoke front row motorsports as gone in and bought another race team. That was in bankruptcy operated that team to the bounce a- last year, basically shut down that team moved some of the folks, and and certainly some equipment over into our front row race team rented another shop expanded into that third car to utilize that new charter hired a lot of people to help with getting the the inventory built up and to go take the cards to the racetrack. And to take care of the business side. Of the third team. And so there it's been a whirlwind for sure we've we've had an awful lot going on since about mid August. And as we talked about last time, I'm I'm really big into cycling. And I think I've ridden my bike twice since September one last year. So so big into cycling. There's actually stationary bike. Hearing Jerry's office machines about that's about the only way. Get on it anymore. So I had to drag it up here. But but yeah, we've had a lot going on. And we haven't started the season. I think in finishes being what we'd want. But there's been a lot of speed in the race cars and really been encouraged that even with all the expansion and moving and set up shop mad and people and all that that you know, I I feel like we've still got a pretty competitive product out there. How many people did you guys end up adding Jerry with the new car again being that tift, and I would presume it's not just a road Kurna crew chief, but it's the support people here at the shop and chassis suspension body all that stuff. It sure is you know, we went from around. I think it was sixty five people, and we're we're up to like ninety three ninety two something like that. So, you know, in the challenge in all that is you know, you really look for some economies of scale of ad net. Thirteen minutes reason, you do it in a lot of respects but race now two different shops. It's kinda hard to have that Konami sometimes and that one guy that can do a couple of things. Well, he's over in our. Other shopping states Ville and and into backup a little bit. Our shopping states, Phil we're still doing all of our fabrication work. We just expanded our fabrication capabilities in states Ville, and and then the assembly set up road crew business offices here in mooresville. So we're operate now to shops right now, which isn't perfect. But you know, we're making it work, and you know, it's kind of hard. Sometimes you got obviously to light bills and trash services and everything. So it's not as a fishing as it could be if we're all in one space, but but we're making it work and just trying to keep keep the two two shops engaged communication, obviously is a is a huge component of of any successful business. And so I've tried to work real hard to keep that communication open. And keep the fellas and Seitz villes engaged with what's going on in mooresville and vice versa. And just to put it in context for people who might not be familiar with the Charlotte area. Who are listening state spill is about twenty to thirty minutes away on I seventy seven depen-. On how traffic is on one of the worst arteries in America's roadways. Yes, I'm sure sometimes that trip takes longer. But certainly that's not far, you know, half hour to get from here to states Ville tops. That's not too bad. But when the cars arrive here Jerry just to sort of explain a little bit further. They're pretty much almost in finished state. And then when they come here to mooresville, they just put like the finishing touches the rap with people would think of as the paint scheme, and then loaded on the truck here in and send it out and the crew chiefs have their offices here as well. Yes. That's correct. So yeah. And I think it's a it's a little more than that going on here at in mooresville shop the cars come I think anything that's manufactured the body the chassis. Gotcha. That's what's done and over in our states Ville shop. It comes over here and suspensions bolted on drivers seats put in all the interior components fuel cell engine. And then then set up and ready to go to the racetrack. So you know, I don't want to sell a poor guy short here. Now a lot going on here too. So this is the most important part. Right. I mean, they have to be right. Well, get on the truck. You know, it's all important. You know, if if it's not done right in the fabrication process. There's no way they're gonna fix it at this point. So the body's just not right? And you're not getting the arrow you need on the car. The chassis is not straight or built the way it should be. You know, you're never gonna get the handle so maintaining that quality control with two different shops. Donnie wingo here who's been a longtime crew chief he oversees all of our car production. He has spent a lot of time traveling between states Ville mooresville and then over to row standing gauged with what's going on with our alliance partner in rows Fenway. So Donnie does a fantastic job with just ensuring the quality control the cars, and we've really been pleased to see our product as you get these scan maps off the Hawkeye system, and the consistency in our cars and compare them to the rash cars which were trying to build to their spec. You know, I feel like our guys do a good job of that just to again frame it for people when I drove up here from Charlotte. I got off on. Exit thirty five and seventy seven in came through the the winding road that leads up to the hill that the shop sits on and went past rouse, Yates, were all the engines come from Tra Ford teams and some other suppliers and vendors down here down the road. So I presume Jerry like having this new location at when you're expanding your staff by nearly a third when you're going from sixty something people to ninety something people being in mooresville allows you to attract maybe a better talent pool. Then you could even though states Ville is only thirty minutes away. There's some people think that's the country. This is a little bit more like the city. Yeah. For sure for sure even though it is that close it can be a million miles away to somebody's gotta drive to work there every day. So and as you alluded to with the traffic, if you live in a certain part of Charlotte, and you got to traverse through all that traffic to get the state's Ville, it can be a nightmare odd. So being a mooresville the thing I didn't really give a lot of thought that this would be playing our favor, but being in mooresville if you just look at a at a map. Up in Charlotte. Mooresville is right in the center. So it doesn't matter where a person lives were essential to where they are. So it was from that regard. You know, the folks that we had work enforced out of states Ville, moving the mooresville a lot of times, it was just kind of getting closer to their home. So they're happier with that. But with adding the new SAF it made those conversations a lot easier. You know, we would get a resume in. And it was like initially you just asked what where do you live? You know, because you knew if the person lived nor Charlotte or huntersville or concord or something it was going to be tough to talk about life. So there's some done for mill. Exactly, exactly. So so, yeah, I feel like it's a really played in our favor. You know, the other factor at the end of last year there were couple teams that had had some significant downsizing, and we were one of the few in the industry that we're actually up sizing. And so there was a large talent pool for us to kind of sift through. And and I feel like we really upgraded. Our talent. We we really added some some really strong people to augment the folks that the strong people are already had on the team. And so I I feel like through the manufacturing process with those folks, we have we've got a a little more talent. They are the the road crews to and you know, we'll start seeing the dividends from that. Just having more talented people putting their hands on the car. So like, you said you you've already seen some faster cars some good results. Michael McDowell certainly in the Daytona five hundred want to get to that eventually, but yeah, that depth of talent pool. I think I can recall this ten years ago when the great recession hit and suddenly there were nearly a thousand crew members looking for work again, it changed the game for say like a Stewart Haas racing that just added Tony Stewart. I remember Tony Stewart saying, hey, suddenly, this is like a buffet line. I can go out and really be selective in hiring. I'm sure it's not exactly analogous to. We you guys have your. I mean that must be. Yeah. Similar right. More selective. Yeah. That front row motorsports. In my mind. Started with the great recession at the end of two thousand. Eight right. So Bob Jenkins. Our team owner had been I would say more part time racing with a smaller version of front remoter sports that kind of started out at Jimmy means race team in but two thousand nine really took the plunge to be a full-time Cup series car owner guys like me that were with the team that had gone under at the end of two thousand eight we're looking for a job and Bob being an opportunist was able to really take the plunge in a team. And so I was able to bring several guys that I worked with at petty enterprises, they're still here today. And, but you know, we had a lot of DAI refugees and can ASI people. And but yeah, very similar to that that time that there were people that just had a a ton of experience that all of a sudden we're looking for work that had been organizations for ten or twelve years that had just kind of been downsized out. No real reason for them, you know, because of their work product, but more so just because of of the company just downsizing so it played in our favor. And you know, I think we've got a much stronger group. Right now in the decade that the team has been around Jerry how many of the core employees. Have you kept over those ten years because we always hear about it's difficult as a small team are medium sized team. Because once she start doing well, the bigger teams starts sniffing around and poaching. The guys who are really talented. Have you been able to keep some employee's here the whole time, and Ron what number that? But. Yeah ranks. Yeah. You know, I don't have an accurate number but just off top my head. I mean, there's at least eight or ten of us that we're all part of that two thousand nine team. That was I think fifteen people so that are still here in a couple came and went, and you know, I I think one thing we've always offered it front row is and Bob given us. This is a good work environment enough people to do the job. So that, you know, you're not even though we were especially back in two thousand nine eight a real small team. I felt like you know, we still had guys back in the shop. There were building the car. Someone the road crew got back. They didn't have to build next week's car and just flog on. Night to just get to the next race and jump on jump in the car and drive to the next race. So so we've always felt like had a pretty good work environment. Where guys are working reasonable amount of hours. So, you know, some guys left for a little more money and maybe a bigger team. And and just didn't like it and six or eight months later, they came back. But, but yeah, there's a at least eight or nine ten of us that were all part of that initial team. They're all still here. That's cool. And you mentioned the owner Bob Jenkins of the man who signs the checks and mix all of this work, and we just did a little tour the shop, and you also talked about the Hawkeye system, which people also know is the optical scanning station. That's what NASCAR uses at the track to inspect the cars and ensure that they are within tech before the race. And this was one of the things I heard last arena on the podcast jury people really appreciated the knowledge that you brought about the importance of the us not just from fans by her this ministry people to about like, oh, I didn't realize too. We heard him say that that the. Is not just about check it one time at the very end. And it goes to the track and it's within NASCAR specs with their stipulating. You have to check the car throughout the build process. So when I was talking to you in state school year ago, you were debating whether or not to add the s so here we are later. You've got a third car and. I'll let you said. So you still don't have an SS. And I know that you said that you've talked about like do we need one? And tell me about like what that process has been like and also I'll put it out there. So you don't have to S is a very significant investment all of the big teams have them. Although a few big teams like an ASI didn't get it until several months into two thousand eighteen and I think Kendrick was the same way. I Hendrik is the same way that partially could be looked at as why some of those Chevrolet teams probably were struggling, but yet is a six figure three to four hundred thousand dollar investment. So it's it's not as if you can just have Bob go down the store and buy one of these. But take us through like where the team is as far as that s a question a year later. Yeah. Well, the team members definitely we need one Donnie wingo. Certainly feels like we need one. I guess we've looked at it. Some teams have alliance relationships such as we do LeVine does with Gibbs and Pettis do with our CR, so I don't know this fact, but I'm pretty doggone certain that LeVine Pettis don't have a system either. So you have these alliance relationships and party what you're paying for is access to their technology. So we have access to the Hawkeye OS asset at Fenway. You know, it does make it inconvenient though. You can build a legal race car without one no problem if you're trying to build a very competitive race car, you absolutely need one. So for us. The challenge has been trying to get the car scanned as often as possible through the build process that we can maximize to build the car and still maintain racecar. So roughly how many times do you need to check it to be that highly competitive at least like I think probably three or four for and we tried to achieve. Twice Daytona cars. No went more than that. But we had time to do it with the Daytona cars, but for us two times kind of once after the body's been hung on the car, then the car comes back the rest of the fab work's done. And then then we get it assembled with the suspension, and all and then we take it back over just to verify that a it stay within the tolerances. And and heck even driving across I seventy seven go to route. Sometimes you can get them out of tolerance is that close. So while so you've really got to be careful with the car, and you've just the guy's leaning on fenders and in different things like that can really change the state of a front Fender. And and they make the the the noses entails and some of the sheet metal as thin as they can to still meet the rule tolerance. But but that just makes them kind of week two. So so anyhow, we try to at least get them the OS system it Rosh Fenway two times before they go in the race track for us. I I know there's team smaller now hours to that. Certainly don't. Do that that might just take one occasionally to nascar's hawkeye's for just a validation that we're still building the legal race car. But you know, I think if you're building a if you're trying to maximize everything he can competitive wise for the get the most aero in the car, you you've got to do it multiple times. Yeah. And the logistics here again to explain to people is that two shops, one states fell one here Morrisville row and NASCAR were where you can go for those assess checks or in concord, which is kind of like south and east of here. And so it takes about an hour to go from states Ville two there about again, depending on traffic, you're virtually the mercy of the North Carolina department of transportation thirty or forty minutes to get there from here. And so that can add up if suddenly you've gotta make multiple trips. Yeah. I it certainly can and and not just the car and the transportation of of going over there. But you know, we're sending some of our best and brightest people over there with the car, whether it's a car chief, or as I mentioned, Donnie and. Or different leadership out of the fab shop just so that if there is something that's out of line. You know, we can correct it right there. You know, the one thing we do have here. You know? I don't want to sound like we're completely backwards with what we're doing. But but we do have a couple of scanning arms with our measuring arms. Scanners on them at the fab shop as we're building the car, they can actually scan panels on the car. So, you know, we know the areas that are going to be you know, tight. And so we'll scan them there at our fab shop and get an idea that this is going to meet it or not, you know, I feel like we're still even though we don't have the OS system. Here. We've got tools to still try to maximize what we're doing between the builds. And but then taken it over there is kind of real world Hawkeye how they're gonna check them at the racetrack so on, but yeah, we've had a, you know, even though we don't have the system we've had a big investment in some of those tools to be able to measure the cars accurately. Yeah. I definitely don't want to diminish the importance of this place or the capabilities of the history. I mean, this was Chip Ganassi racing. Before that it was Sabco Felix about us. We're actually in as you mentioned Felix about us his office Moore office from if you would have been here twenty years ago and t- taking the tour of the shop floor here. He showed me the pulled down rig got a service plate for every car. So certainly the capabilities are here for a I think achieving the success that you had here when it was gone Assi ran out of here. I think until four so there was some wins. The got here were Jamie, marine, Sterling Marlin, his place now share, and what was kind of cool was Ganassi at one point was running three teams to so kind of opposite side where we're at or the crew chiefs and engineers are. I mean, there was three offices dedicated to each crew chief and engineer lineup. So it was good for us to as we're expanding to third card that each crew chief kinda had the same space, and they're all side by side. So you're kind of forcing him to communicate a little bit and they've got their own conference room. And they're they're calling in every morning with Rosh Fenway talking about what's what's new coming down the pike. So you know, this shop evolved into a three car race team. So it's a kind of was easy for us to move in. And not have to do a lot of wall building and different things like that. And that optical scanning station discussion jury one thing I kind of didn't touch on yet is that another factor in whether or not to get one is what's been the talk of NASCAR really the last. Couple of months now is the gen seven car being on the horizon for twenty twenty one and will it even still make sense to necessarily have one of those machines on your own when that car comes in because that is expected to be a game changer in many ways, and certainly the hope from NASCAR I think in may the teams and the race team lions is that it will be able to reduce costs by some of those economies of scale that you're talking about your overview of what you know. And what she think about the gen seven car and how it could impact front row motorsports. Yeah. I I think going back to. Address in the system. That's one thing last year, we Mata I don't know that we ever seriously talking about buying one. But we were definitely having dialogue about it. Kind of weighing out the pros and cons. And now this year with the sketching around the gen seven car and the potential launch in two thousand twenty one. I think a lot of the there's been a lot of discussion of where where do you go with the aero on the car, and what will the teams be allowed to do? And so I think as those decisions are made, then it's it's going to dictate whether you really need system or not in my mind. And and so we're we're kind of definitely now tabled the conversation about having one of those systems, you know, but I I think going back to the the car itself, you know, I think front row Jerry freeze. I think man, I love it. I love the idea of it. Love the concept of it. If it definitely can bring some other OEM's in the sport. I think would be absolutely super healthy for teams tracks every person. That that has a stake in in NASCAR. I I think it would be fantastic. And you know, and and even not necessarily that front row would look at doing something different with manufacturer. But maybe somebody in the Ford Cam does something different. And it helps us move up the pecking order, and and so I think it just creates opportunity when there's only so many charters Bob Jenkins that we we get some flack now. And then about why are we buying charters and doing all this stuff? That's really Bob's main reason, you know, he wants to beep in a position that if manufacturer if it's Ford if it's somebody else is really wanting to take a big investment into our team. We're sitting here with charters to be able to manufacture. We need a flagship operation in your hope is maybe they would measure dodge chose Reverend had exactly. So that's kind of been the back door method to our madness. And we've had to Lisa charter now and then because we couldn't operate three. But but anyways, I think going back to it. You know, I think the intent is hopefully get some other OEM's look at the sport with the more modern racecar. Also intent to try to take some cost out of the sport. So if that's some of those costs might come through the team's not having to spend so much on the aero side of it. I e do you need a OS system and things of that nature. You know, I think there's going to be certain areas of the car that the teams will still compete against each other with and some areas that you don't necessarily compete with. And I think it it for a team like front row motorsports. That's you know, we're established. We got great personnel. And and it it just something to level the playing field a little bit more will help us competitively at the racetrack. And so I think we're really in favor of it. We're I think cautious looking at the time line. There's a lot to get the sided with this car in a pretty short window. And you know, there's going to be pretty significant cost to step into that car if you're obsolete and a lot of the equipment race cars that you currently own. And so those things I think were we're certainly nervous about how do you get from? Homestead that at two thousand twenty into the first race the year in two thousand twenty one especially if that first races earlier. Yeah. Which could really what we hear? And so, you know, there would be a a lot of money spent a lot of a lot of work to to get to that point. But I think once you do I think it could put a team like ours much better position to be competitive on the racetrack. And that's what we're here for so on. I think we're four we're just, you know, certainly, I think like a lot of other teams and people in the industry just just concerned about the time line and how to make it happen. I I know our our partner in Ford is definitely very much in favor of it. And you know, they they would like to see a more modern component wise car Alan, the track if our partners in favor of it. And it drives some other OEM's getting sport because there is a more relevant car out there that is relevant to what's at the showroom. Then I think it's fantastic. Yeah. Mark rush Burke who heads up Ford's racing program oversees the NASCAR side, certainly is his said that he believes twenty twenty one is realistic for NASCAR. That's. The goal that NASCAR set there's been some others. David Wilson at Toyota has expressed a little bit of concerns about the timetable for development needs to be accelerated here a little bit and and get some real world testing being done. But David also is one along with NASCAR who thinks as you alluded to Jerry that if this works out as planned it could bring in three four more manufacturers. I mean, there's a lot of optimism that I'm hearing about this car in terms of how it can work with attracting some new automakers. And then the opportunities that are out there for that. So I know that you are part of the team owner council committees that meet and just probably limits on how much you can tell us from those meetings. But I've just heard in generalities that the gen seven we'll make things easier by you won't need. Maybe as many cars, you know, the the parts will come in a different way. What can you tell us about? Why would work for teams as as cost savings, and why that might be more peeling to a new manufacturer Pino? I think there's a lot of stuff that still. Will kind of out there on the table to be discussed. And and again, I think the big hitter is how to cut costs for the teams is, you know, are you going to compete as we do right now we basically compete on every single nut and bolt on that race car. So we're we're trying to maximize everything on that car. And so if there are some areas of the car that are more specified us that that we use this this part this component in you know, we don't have to put the development into it. Then there you would think there should be some cost savings in it. It's hard right now. When you you look at this car that we have and just thinking about, you know, when we went from carburetors and to fuel injection, and you're taking the same car, but changing this significant component of of how it operates. And and so it's not just walked in one part for the other. But everything that kind of lines up with those parts. So so whenever you're changing one. Component within the existing car there. There is a significant cost to the team. So with with this car if you're starting from scratch with the brand new chassis brand, new everything. Yeah. There's a lot of costs in that car. Sure initially, but you're not retrofitting over and over and over and over. So the big thing is is just deciding what areas are we going to race in? And so and again, if we're not racing in every like the pick guns. You know, the pig guns were kind of the start of it. So we're not raising pick guns anymore. So it can be argued how much expense there was. But you know, it it sure appeared like there was a lot of expense in pick on some teams that clearly spending seven figures on development just to make their pitstops faster. Yes. Which is a lot of money, which is a lot of money. So that was kind of I think a first step or initial step by NASCAR to look at. All right. If we just take that off the table, what's the impact towards the teams? And so I think with this car there's just a lot more opportunity to to look at that. And and still you don't want to go to an. All spec series, and that's been done before. And it's you know, I don't know there's a lot of enthusiasm for that. But you know, I think he's still got to keep teams can crew chiefs and engineers are figuring out. What's a shock spring sway Bart combinations to get those things to handle, right? And you still gotta have the pit crew element. And the driver talent and all that stuff. So that you can build a better race car and and have a faster race card in the other guy. And so I think that's the balance. That's being Wade out right now, you know, where where does it make sense? What what areas do we really not need to be racing in what areas that we can race in without really breaking the Bank, so to speak and could eventually Roger Penske talked about this and Saint Petersburg with a few of us last weekend. Could eventually maybe help reduce inventory NASCAR made the change this year with the engines to seal the engines to help reduce what Yates and TR D And Hendrik everybody have to supply every week and help save costlo. But that way could that be something where you don't have large fleet of cars. You don't need as many parts, perhaps as I. That's possible. You know, I think if if everybody in the agrees, I guess that that you can do it, and maybe more standardized chassis and not have an maybe the bodies to where you don't have a speedway Carver versus course, car versus car in that car, and I feel like like this your man, we're all over the place with the the five fifty packages of seven fifty pack as the arrow ducks nowhere ducks. And you do not wanna get net situation. So we are I think we're taking some steps to refine our package this year that if certainly caused a little bit of cost increase for us and specializing cars, let's say, but with the new package, I think, you know, that's that's one thing that that. I think could be addressed with is if if you just lock it in of this is the chassis you got or this is the body got then. Yeah. You shouldn't need a whole lot of inventory. I'm curious where the schedule goes a lot of times, you know, you're building up inventory. You know for us these west coast races are always very challenging, you know, but with the logistics involved and the variety attracts, and and you've gotta have you end up buying extra sets of inventory of extra sets of suspension oil tanks and things like that just accommodate the west coast swing that she, you know, maybe didn't necessarily need to do unless you wanna go and rice completely tear your car apart between the tracers so just as a safety net to send out there on the trucks for like say, the Phoenix car after Vegas. Just in case. Something happens you need to have something. Yeah. So just the timing other aces in having cars built earlier accommodate the length of the drive out there and swapping out. So you know, we'd certainly would love to see a little relief in successive weeks of the west coast races. And so I think there's some other things like like just mentioned that can be done to to help bring some costs down. Do you like the idea maybe of getting we're not sure if this is going to happen that may be starting with Theresa's out west the Daytona? And then staying maybe in the southeast for. Awhile. Yeah. He no. I don't know. I think you you have to you know, if you look at the thing you have to start if it's going to happen. You gotta start in west coast for weather reasons. And from what I understand sounds like our TV partners would like to see the season end earlier than what it does right now. I can. If if it's got an earlier, he either gotta start earlier or you gotta start running multiple races during the week or cut races out and in in certainly running races mid week can be challenging to again with logistics. And we're okay with starting the season earlier if that's what everybody wants to do. And you started out west. I I don't really have a lot of firsthand knowledge of any of that. But during the up, I don't think anybody does August speculating on twenty read on Twitter. But you don't tweet when she smart. So Roger Penske also told us Jerry that his budget for an IndyCar like the top end budget for championship. Indycar would be like I think six to eight maybe ten million at the very ceiling and obviously for a championship caliber Cup car. It's pretty much three times that he is hopeful that twenty twenty one gen seven he believes also that Jensen can be ready by that year that it would bring that cost down significantly number when when you're in those council meetings or when you're talking to Bob and representing him. When NASCAR is our number. You guys would like to see maybe as being a rough estimate of like what a championship caliber budget should be anybody's fixated on a number as much, but I'll say this in our team owner council meetings, you know, and we talk about areas we're gonna race it Mr. Penske in Michigan Assiut are quite outspoken about what they've done in IndyCar. And nobody looks at Indy. I don't think looks at the IndyCar series a spec series one place you go to get your chassis. And and I I don't know all the parts and components very well within the car racing. But I really think that's the direction kind of what's being talked about with the gen seven car dictate the areas that you know, you're gonna race in areas you're not gonna race in and try to drive some costs down. So, you know, listen to those guys that have firsthand experience with that. It seems to have worked where you still have viable IndyCar teams that are still very competitive. And you know, they're racing's been fantastic from what I see the races. I've watched and you know, they've still got a little passionate fan base all observing how they do it. And I think some of those those methods be replicated across our sport. But yeah, the goal would be to certainly, you know, there's so much money spent by the larger organizations like those on orangey and the development side of what we do. So if you're taking away areas of the card that you're going to develop there's got to be less cost in Indiana at think of adventure to say just buy parts and pieces to go on the race car. Tires certainly salaries at think front row probably trades pretty close with oh. A lot of big organizations, but when it comes to Arnie expense. We're nowhere near so that that's the big difference right now. And they're just they're just getting a little bit out of every area the car, and it translates into four tenths at all as AXA, but I would like to hope that that delta can close down a little bit. If they're not able to maximize all these areas of the car. No question. The RND edge is where that comes out on the competition out on the race track. And moving from looking at two three years in the future to twenty nineteen new package this year. But a lot of discussion about that about if it would help small or medium-sized teams such as yourself you're at front row motorsports. How do you think that's impacted you guys during has it had? And we've certainly seen Michael McDowell Daytona and not just there. But he's he's qualified. Well, and I I'm sure you've been pleased with some of the speed and your other cars as well. But you know, JT g Doherty has shown flashes and Richard Childress racing. Which is. Knocked VIN quite to the elite status they've shown flashes and qualifying and during races. I don't know if it's if it showing so much in the ultimate results. But you feel as if the new package is helping smaller teams a little bit this year. I think it potentially can you know, we've just had things we gotta clean up that are kind of self inflicted. Whether it's costing ourselves. Practice time not getting through the week before. And you sacrifice some time and happy hour, and and or just doing having a silly thing wrong on the car for a practice session and had a convert crazy thing with throttle pedal that bent and kinda got stuck on Michael at Phoenix. And when he got in the wall, and so it's kinda hurt our end of day performance. But I think the potential is air for a smaller team, and I really have paid attention to the JT cars for sure especially the thirty seven car has has really showed a lot of great speed. And then watching the children's cards in and that's the thing. Everybody's kind of building into their cars or you build them like speedway cars or you build them more to just maximize downforce. And what I hear is that the children's cars are have. A little more on the aero side. And they've showed fantastic speed in practice and qualifying. But maybe not as much in the race. And so I almost think our cars lean that way too because our cars qualifying well, but maybe not race in that as well. Those are all things that we're all looking at with this new package of what is it is it handling is just raw speed, and we have access to send data which is fantastic tool to. I think if I was driver, you know, where you can just basically overlay your laps against anybody else's laps at anytime in practice or qualifying or the race. And and it's really interesting. The engineers will show me kind of our drivers compared against each other or compared against the faster cars out there or the other. Ouch cars and the difference in driving styles. And and, you know, not really only really try to pay attention of our guys against our guys are guys against the routes cars knowing that similar similar packages. But man, they're all over the place. They tried to car. So, you know, last week at Phoenix I felt like our best car through practice and qualifying was Matt tiff and he had his first top two. Twenty and he was off the break a lot more knows other guys were so that's been a trend. It seems like is who can stay off the break the most. And that's going to be who gets her car driving the best in handling the best, and you know, momentum keeping the momentum up like they do in the truck series is key. And so I think that's keeping your foot off the brake. You know, we've just gotta get them handling where the drivers can keep their foot off the brake and just keep the momentum up. And and I think we'll be successful and seventeen had a great run at Vegas. I think it was. And and he was awesome in barely on the break at all. And and maybe not so good at Phoenix. But he's on pray a lot. So so it it just I'm just a dummy that sits up here in the second floor and much, but it sure seems to correlate into speed with this package. So, you know, we're we're working real hard with it. I think trying to build more downforce into the cars and really work on at handling. And if it means we qualify twenty fifth instead of the sixteenth Soviet. So when you see all that driver, data being overlaid? I guess the takeaway is there are many different ways. Geena cat and the gorilla is there really is. And you know, just looking at our three drivers may, and they were all three very, very different and Phoenix. And and I'm not saying Matt's way was the best. Right. You had the most speed. You know, we I think his crew chief Mike Kelly in him they came up with a good package and Matt since I started really following them last year. He he does seem to excel it these the Phoenix Richmond type track. And but like you said, there's there's different ways skin cat. You know, I think there's a lot to be learned through just kinda comparing yourself versus the other guys. And I go back to last year at the Royal Michaels. Michael McDowell excellent road course driver and happy hour was really really frustrated with kind of how he was getting off one of the corners. And and I know he he was following somebody on the track and came over who it was to somebody. And he went in looked at Mt date, and it might have been the first practice on Saturday, and and trove just like to exit the next practice in man. He was he was awesome. Then he's back to Michael McDowell road course. So, you know. And I have seen. Our drivers are really utilize that tool as much as anything, and or you can look at data for any driver doesn't matter if they're part of your alliance or team manufacturers and correct you mentioned to Jerry the seventeen of Ricky Stenhouse junior and I'm somewhat remiss and neglecting to say he's been impressive to the the alliance. You guys out with rush Fenway racing. Probably coming off last year. People would've said, I don't know about that this year. Certainly do you feel like it is making you guys faster because it seems like yeah. Certainly that Rosh cars was having some success. Yeah. I think so too. And and beyond Ricky think Ryan Newman's been really good too and bring in Scott graves back into the rash camp from Gibbs certainly didn't get any dumber being in the fan. And and so I think he's brought a lot of great ideas. And he was really sharp guy that you know, we were almost going to work with on the Chris butcher program. But didn't but the six car, I think that you know, it was very unstable last year with Trevor and Matt and was just seemed like there's always something that was just not cohesive there. And but. I I think the six is is really solid right now and contributing a lot back and forth with seventeen and and and certainly with Brian Patty and Stenhouse being together, I think three years now they've they've really had a law speed. So it's it's always been a really good relationship. Even before we had in the lions with Rosh Fenway. We bought a lot of used cars and used parts from them. And we fired several people, you know, Donnie WinCo came from there right now all three of our crew chiefs. I think it was like six seven or eight years ago. We're all rouses committee crew chiefs at the same time, you know, in the system works. Yes. They know the system, and they kind of know each other's personalities quite well. And we've got this year. I really really enjoyed standing back and kind of watching the the three crew chiefs interact 'cause there is relationships there with all three of them that go back ten years, and and and with this product and with the Ford product, and the Ford engineering tools, and and, but they, you know, like drivers they've got their own way of doing it, you know, and and Mike Kelly. Is very hands on more. I would say like an old school crew chief of worked his way up the ladder to be a car chief into a crew chief, and he loves being around that car and and cabinets hands on it. And Seth Barbara that said David Reagan's crew chief, you know, he's an engineer, and he's running sim, and he's kicking ideas back and forth as engineer and kind of lets his car chief handled the car and ju- Blake and stir for came to us. And he just brings a he's a super type a personality and a lot of great experience and several Cup wins under his belt. And and he's he's really brought a passionate and a fire to thirty four crowd and been a lot of fun to to have involved too. So it's a it's a good crew chief lineup we, you know, we just got to figure out the speed in the car where we need to speed in the cars, the drivers all seem their interact. Very well. And you know, Matt brings his youthful enthusiasm to the program and in a very openness how he's going to approach each track, which is nice to see. And and hopefully opens up David and Michael to maybe look at things different. To with this new package to you mentioned the enthusiasm and fire that drew Licken stir for brings to the number thirty four, which of course, is driven by Michael McDowell. I think fire is something that has been used to describe Michael McDowell times this year fiery, particularly after Daytona and Phoenix qualifying going back to Daytona. Jerry, Michael McDowell has a great run. There has the great finish. Of course. After the last restart. He and Joey Logano exchanged words, Mark rush. Brooke went on Sirius XM and said as two four drivers we'd be intermediaries here and step in and hash things out. What was the front row perspective on all of that? I say, you know, my my personal perspective watching the big screen win. The last lap was going on, you know, and I will Michael's move and turn three and I kind of question it myself. Why didn't you go at the twenty two and heck I can't put myself in the driver's shoes. And I honestly I just think Michael he had been working with Bush there. They get to that point. And Joey kind of pushed him to lead a. Started to before an quickly pulled out from behind them and really caused Michael to have to shuffle get up to the middle. And then worked his way back up. And I think he worked with Kabul, and and new that him in college together were pretty good pair, and he just thought his best play was going to be with the momentum with Kyle. And I think it's just those last minutes instantaneous decisions of the driver makes and maybe doesn't necessarily think I'm there to help the Ford guy. You know, I'm, you know, Michael, he he got car, you know, where you're talking about it. And you know, he said hell, I'm not here to help David Ragan met tift or anybody winner racing. I'm hearing a winter as myself and Michaels, a fiery passionate guys we've kind of seen the last few weeks. And that's that's why we hired him. You know, he's he's really out there to to make it happen and not just settle for twentieth place, or whatever he's just trying to get everything he can and scratch and claw. And when we hired him. I said man, I'm just glad you're only going push one of our cars around this year 'cause both around for years. And you know after Daytona, you know, everybody's question. Why didn't you help the twenty two and? You know, I think he he regretted it that. Yeah. Probably should have. But you know, those things happen. And it didn't seem like those guys that enthusiastic about helping us win the race either. So, and I still say you turned the tables if it's the other way around nobody would've ever said our word that Joey Logano didn't help Michael McDowell. So just because it was the way it was you know, it suddenly became an issue for a few days that for Michael had to deal with. I've it gets a fair point that some fans make as well as to why should manufacturer alliances matter so much guys both get support from Ford. Yeah. Penske gets probably more support than and Stewart Haas, obviously, that's well documented they get more support than other four teams do probably including rash. But certainly you guys how does that play into it? I mean does Mark rush Burke, call you or just like I got intervened in some sort of Ford meeting to say, look, we know you're all driving our brand. But we also understand you're all trying to win on your own too. Yeah. Oh, for sure for sure marks great with it and Pat DeMarco and they traditionally. At tone on. I think maybe the other speedway tracks to they'll have a a meeting with the four drivers. So I'm not a part of it. But you know, kinda here what said is basically look out for each other. Don't do anything to you know, harm your fellow Ford guy, and we get to the last couple of apps. All gloves are off you gotta do what you gotta do the win. And you know, different. I think they tone onto second to last the next to last restart Clint Boyer could've pushed Michael up there. Instead, he tried to make it three wide and and clear himself in front of Michael. And cause a big wreck. And I don't know this. But I don't think Clint boy was called to the Ford truck to get yelled at cost a big melee, but he was looking out for his own best interest. Or you know, he didn't wanna follow Michael McDowell and try to win this race of the year service, man. That's everybody's trying to do. But I think the big message is, hey, let's look out for each other. And then we get to the end the race. You know, it's every man for himself. And I think the only concern that Ford might have had was just the visual of it. Looked like Michael went. Alvis way not to help toilet Gano. And and and in my heart. I don't think that was Michael's intent. He thought his best move was to follow Kyle Busch. Pass those guys in in pushing past any and the optics. Didn't look good last corner last lap. I think Mark spin to such a huge supporter front remoter sports and does so much for our team in. We've got a good place with four that we really enjoy. And I hope we we bring value to them. And you know, so I I don't wanna do anything to disappoint those guys. And but he understands that it's an heat a battle. And I think his only concern was you know, was where we purposely not helping and and I don't think that was the case at all speaking of heat of battle. We're speaking here on Thursday between Phoenix and Fontana and almost a week. After Michael McDowell was involved in hit skirmish after buying with Daniel Suarez. It's kind of unusual jury to have front row drivers in the middle of a controversy like that that was pretty much the story of the weekend going into the race. So how's that work for you guys? I am somewhat of subscriber to. There's no such thing as bad publicity. And is that an example of that for that team in for this organization that like, hey, Mike mcdown front row? Got in the headlines. Yeah. Yeah. I don't know if it's the publicity you really want. You know? But it happened. You know, and I think again, it shows how passionate Michael is as upset as Daniels. Warez was that you know, Michael impeded his lap. Michael really felt like what Daniel did the following lap could wiped out a race car? You know, maybe heard a driver, you know, it was it was pretty bad. And and then you hear the audio the spotters coaching them on when Michaels coming and how to purposely get them out of his lane. And and so it could have been bad. And that's what Michael was upset about Michael was very upset about it. I was shocked as anybody, and I wasn't there. I was watching on TV when I see Michael going through for the throat there. And and and seeing group pickup Daniel stories. Yeah. The the whole thing was that was something else in and very out of character for Michael without a doubt. We try to sell Michael is the good guy. The good Christian driver that? With gala sponsorship, and he literally wears Christianity on sleeve, and in so certainly very out of character. And and, but I I think shows the passionate he has. And I'm sure if he had that one the do over again, he probably wouldn't. But you know, he was very very very upset at the time. And I think he just turned around and saw Daniel coming in thought Daniel was coming to fight. But yeah, that was that was probably an unfortunate incident that I don't know that we really would seek out that kind of publicity, but it happened. And but I know I had different folks in my little orbit of comes at now. Love that fired. I doubt. That's why people watch racing passion boils over in ways. You can't control. Exactly, right. Yeah. We'll we'll in here. Then like certainly want to add a fourth drivers. So you can have even more. But looking for Jerry you've expanded to three cars this year, you mentioned about Bob positioning himself in a way that could look good for if manufacturer comes in or if Ford decides to to expand the relationship here. What what does the future hold? Do you think beyond twenty nineteen right now for front row any chance that you guys might look at another car at some point another fourth car? Yeah. I don't know. I don't think. So, you know, I guess the rules would say we could or biting off a lot right now to do what we're doing. And I won't say that we've got all the funding we need to do we do in in in Imbaba kind are backstop for that. So, and you know, I my goal since I've been working for him to get him to not be the backstop for what we need to go race with. And so I I don't know. I mean, you never say never I I'm sure down the road. That would be a goal. Bob's. If we're ever position to have a fourth car, but for civil future we are where we're at. And we just got solidified all the funding around these three cars, honestly, and and be able to maintain that long term. And so that's more gold in anything. And with Ford we we've been with them for ten years now. And so that's that's just a been an incredible relationship that really began with Doug gates and row sheets, and they've been a huge ally. To to everything we do, and, you know talk in the garage. I you know, I feel like our? Ship for where we are in the grand scheme of things is really pretty good compared to some others. And that's because of people like Mark rush. Brooke that see the value of having front row motorsports in the camp. And I will say our drivers do a lot of behind the scenes development work was stimulators. And we'll force cars and things like that to try to bring some value back into the overall program for Ford. And and so we've we've really enjoyed that relationship for a long time. And you know, not what I would love to see more anything, especially if more OEM's gotten a sport if somebody bolted from the fort camp, and we were able elevated step up, and and because they're a great partner to have for. Sure. Okay. Well, we'll certainly keep an eye on that in the future again with this gen seven car and see how it will impact you guys, Jerry. Always appreciate your candor, your honesty, thanks for coming on and spend so much time on the NASCAR and BC podcast once again, my pleasure Nate, thanks again to Jerry freeze a lot of insight into what it's like being a mid pack team in the Cup series. As Jerry mentioned ten. Years invested in NASCAR at front row motorsports for team owner Bob Jenkins. So it'll be intriguing to see if that team can get to that next level. And we appreciate Jerry giving us a window into that journey for front row motorsports. 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02-20-19 NASCAR America MotorMouths

NASCAR America

46:40 min | 1 year ago

02-20-19 NASCAR America MotorMouths

"Motormouth thanks to college. No, don't call back either. Don't call back. Don't call back motormouth great idea. Not don't you later. Does this is how callers that dinner this show racing or cyclones? When I heard the idea I thought it was joke. He really rebound after the famous. Yeah, we are to Rutledge loves plan. Yes. No, don't call. Thank you, the mom motormouth. My mom motormouth. Let's get this show darning. I'm ready ATar. Tear mass quit hanging up on them. Yes. Thanks for calling. Show. This is NASCAR America motormouth, and that is the glorious asphalt and Atlanta Motor Speedway my favorite track on this circuit racing is going to be there this weekend. It's gonna be awesome. I'll be there. Opie will be to this show is totally fun. It's all about you guys. Steve Letard is here. Cow teddy. Also, and we want you to call us. So here's the phone number. It's really easy. It's one eight four four NASCAR NBC you can use those letters alphanumerical, especially if used to page people back in the day. Like, I I bet you at a pager. Didn't you say you'd have a beeper? Clear you'd send like you'd send a text code. You didn't have that mine was seven eight because that's our UT. Oh, I'm the only one I guess. Bag phone. I was told not to hang out of that people. Pages. We're on. So we wanna know what's the one question that you want answered this week. It could be about Daytona could be about Atlanta out. We've been talking to whole lot as we're getting ready for the show kinda about the stuff. That's that's come out this week at about different drivers opinions, and what people said, and I can tell you seeing these two guys fired up as we were waiting to get on. There is always a great thing. I always get really sad about that. Right off the top. If you're going to the race Atlanta Motor Speedway to places need to hit up Katie loose. Cafe that's in Sonora. It's my parents and partners pizza. There's like seven locations, you're gonna love it. Get a little taste. You gave the disclaimer there for Katie lose its counts. Favorite restaurant. Yes. It is. We are going to are you guys ready to take a call? Let's take a call now no-one Monday. When you were you were in this seat Monday. I was so I just want. You know, here's what we do. We tell people that. What's the biggest question? You want answered this week in Atlanta. It could be could be what he thinks going to happen will Dinnie Hamlin. Just. Go on a tear. What whatever it is what the one question one answer this weekend. Then we're gonna take the call and hopefully Kyle will not shout this week. Sorry. You got shout at last week. Also, just you know, there was a few people who were confused on how this works. So if you call in any panel show, it doesn't necessarily mean everyone on this end may or may not agree with you a Cokie of you back because I was a little worried. There was a great area for a couple of people Twitter who said Kyle didn't like anyone's ideas. And I thought well to be fair. He did say that's an interesting. I had not thought of that interesting just wouldn't work. That's okay. Also, one of the greatest running jokes that we have at this network is that sometimes when Steve is on air in the booth. People are tweeting Kyle saying not so nice things. I you said that was actually Steve I don't know what you're talking about. It's always Kyle. So I think today we hope is that we're going to put this myth aside. And yeah. And find out that you guys are in the same place. Let's talk it Lanna. Okay. What do you think about Lanham speedway? I like it. Yeah. Expand on that. I know you look it. I am looking forward to it. I always look forward to you. Once we leave the restrictor plate. Once we get in. This is what the season is. And with this package. You're not going to tell what we see it Atlanta's not what we're going to see by the time, we get to California and not while we're going to see by the time, we get to Charlotte. I mean, it's gonna Volve everything's going. But this is where the teams who have worked all winter long who've worked on this package. He'll tested who have done everything. This is their first opportunity to really say. Okay. This is where we're at last year. I think we left Daytona and Daytona fluke for the Fords know, surely they won't run like that Lanta. They went to Atlanta they picked up right where they left off Daytona. So my question this year is we saw a lot of speed out of the Camaros. Lot of speed out of the Chevys lot of expectations last year for the Chevys. I'm gonna be it's gonna be interesting to see to see where the hindered organization and where the Chevys themselves. Sure unload when we get to Atlanta as crew chief what? You think in for land? I just want to see the racing. I've heard so much about the new rule than the new this. And we see the cars that run at Las Vegas two and three wide Atlanta's going to be very different. But I just ready. No offense enough talking. I'm ready to see cars on racetrack. And really starts on Friday. Just be known is. I think group qualifying could be fascinating. Are they going to draft? Or are they not practice is going to be fascinating do the route in packs. I mean, I think this is more of an unknown than any race. We have seen in perhaps a decade, right? This is completely different. And I'll be honest. I think what we're gonna learn this weekend is Atlanta. Yeah, I'm not even sure that's going to translate the Las Vegas. What I know. It's going to be agree is some great side-by-side racing. And I'm ready to watch cars on track and the trick. And you're so much into Atlanta. And then Atlanta is as a place unto itself, it's slick it's worn out. You can run up next to the wall. We saw Kevin Harvick where out that inside line last year. Never get up off the off the bottom. So it's one of those places. Where I think driver can make his own way, you can find that place where your car is really good junior used to be really good about finding that place. Sure. Larson's good about finding that place. Stenhouse houses good about you're going to have to move around. And it's going to be interesting to see how they move around. It'll be cool. And I love doing the double header on Saturday with Charles. That's all right. Are we gonna go to Carl is that right? Is it time to Carl and Akron? I can't wait Carl. What's your question, buddy? Buddy real quick before. I was on a show of NASCAR smarts with you. Both at M I S Michigan internet, man. The man. Question. Oh, yes. JD gives that was an emotional win for Joe Gibbs motor sports. But do you really feel what that interview that Carl was really happy with the situation? Yes, he's he's with the team. And I know he's what J get but just to look of him and health things. What do you really feel that he was really content with how that went down? That's a great question is Bush content with that finishing second place in the five hundred. No, but there's thirty nine other guys that are content with Daytona either. They went there to win a race. And they didn't win a race. That's how simple it is. So is he happy for Joe Gibbs? Is he happy for that families having for the organization? Yes. But content. No, he's not content. Carl not contaminate plus interview. He was that close to winning the Daytona five hundred. Yeah, I went through the audio we discussed it on Monday. It was his choice whether they played the team game or not Bush said. Yep. That's what we're gonna do. We have no idea what the motivation was whether it was to help Danny win. Whether as best chance have gone on behind him. Doesn't matter. I'm thankful. He wasn't. Attend. And I don't think he said it was Catania interview. I think he did a nice job of explaining the size of the moment. But he also let me know that he wants to win the Daytona five hundred. I mean, that's we love do. You think you're calling Carl man. Yeah. Smarts alumni, man. I feel smarter. Right. Do you think do you think? How would do it any differently? I don't care we need another call. All right. Well. I think the moment. I I mean, I think t- mortars in moment like that is is tough. But there weren't team to get women to watch. It wasn't team more Joe Gibbs didn't say or or are paying or nobody job Abe is Adam Stephen said Kyle. We have two options. Either lineup on the front row. Let any pick his lane raise him for the five hundred or we go with option B, which we've done all day, you want air you want or you can do this. How they and that's why I liked the interview because that was Kyle arguing with himself and his own, but he wasn't mad at anyone other than perhaps himself in the end. Listen, he's he's a winner. He's won a lot of stuff, I'm dying choice. And that Doug that. He was honest about it because he said look that was my thing our next we got Rex in Las Vegas with a question about Martin tricks wrecks, which you got. God is is is Martin is. He gonna win in Atlanta. Or is he going to be a failure in Atlanta? Vegas. You tell me. What's the odds? That is a great question. If we get inside track on the bed. Oh. Right now all have it come out yet. But I'm willing to bet tend to one trucks sales in Atlanta. Even know even know I'm a fan of on the I mean, he's my guy. Wreck sites. Job. He's your guy. You're pulling against him. Where to go right now. Look. Right now, you just told me now you're pulling against Rex. Kevin Harvick will probably. We lost. You. My role on the table. I did not set. Thanks having four street top tunes. I think in in Atlanta. Do you think I guess at the core of that question is how soon before tricks team find success? So they're going to be growing pains moving into jobs racing is not going to be is easy as being by yourself out in Colorado. He said it before we lost Rex. Kevin harvick. Oh, by the way, his lead. The most laps in the last five. I don't really care what the rules are until that doesn't happen. We'll be the first time I bet against. But failure was a failure. Second failure failure. I need a definition on failure from our man, Rex do I think that Martin tricks is gonna win. No, I'm not even gonna have him in my fantasy lineup. I don't think he's going to be that good. Wow. The jacket may jacking here. Ryan's by just offset here. He's going to be joining us a little bit later. So you really think how long do you think before tricks gets back to victory lane with that team? Look, I expect him to still win. But it wouldn't surprise me. If it takes eight or ten weeks. I mean, it's a lot different working inside the mothership then being out in Colorado taken what they have to work on. And then trying to make it better. I think there's some politics involved to it. And to be honest, forget the Joe Gibbs racing side just the season. Yes is going to be totally different. And and I think like we said at the top of the show Vegas is different than. Different than land, different Phoenix. It's gonna be a moving target. Yeah. Growing gains. How long I don't know. I don't because I said it last year, we you've taking and using the Colorado analogy, these guys have been gunslingers they've shot from the hip now, they're in an organization that is buttoned up that has a way of doing things that has certain ways and certain methods of doing things Ken Cole Pearn conform to that way of doing it. Ken Morton X conform to the way. They do it in that environment. I know they've been a part of it. But it's been a satellite part of it have been. Yeah, we're gonna call in from Colorado. Now, you're in that office. So it'll be interesting about win or lose turned into winter fail. That says fell right off Rex Rex. There's no listen, though, participation award by like that. No. I think we call that tough love. He said, it's but he's my man, I'm not pulling for it. Take a little time Kevin up you probably heard. But not one like this. Denny Hamlin shares with he made a visit to my basement y'all do not wanna miss that. Plus how Daytona five hundred win sound around the world. We've got the best global calls from Sunday and more of your calls throughout the show and take your calls after the commercial bake right here on motorboats. You're actually calling Michael Jordan. I'm to blame it on y'all. I wasn't maybe the answers in my life. Gerald. Stop it. Are you gonna trust with the foul shot? What's up? Jordan. Thank you. All right. So here's the deal. I'm on part of my take on barstool. And we're talking about you and how good of a friend. You've been to me my entire career. So I just wanna say, thank you. I love you love you. So I wanna say. Your last started off rights five grants that nothing number from a five and a half. We've got five with you over under. So are you? Thank you. Love you love you. Pretty cool. So what I learned Jordan bay? Why listen what you know what I learned? Right. They're careful who you call. 'cause he was like, hey, I know Michael, Jordan. Yeah. Five wins. Right. That was good. You wanted all last week in Philly. To case you got about the rings. You wanna raise I'm five. I liked it. I it's it's stuff. That is good stuff. Funny thing is the moment like that. Especially if you're going to be on barstool and do their podcasts. Also, like what if I'm Jay doesn't pick up did that then they're gonna rag on you, you probably call your friend. Tony whoever it is. That's a harder thing than people realize to pivot there. I will say though, listen, I will say the that Danny? I think is a great Daytona five hundred champion so far doing all the media tour. Yes. But you know. Even Michael said last year winless. Yeah, I think we all forgot very quickly. How miserable last year was for Denny Hamlin. So bounce back. Have you gotta do it. That's the way hundred will make you forget a lot of things. Yeah. About my career. A lot of fast for. Kids asked me about how to get the sport. I remind them that you start pushing a broom at sixteen on my tell you look at him. Now, he's just wearing a plaid shirt. This is my day motor measure. We're gonna get to that. Didn't Hamlin fish story, which I promise you. You're not gonna believe it coming up a little bit later. But right now, we're going back to the phones. We've got Chuck on the line for main Chuck you had a great question about Joey gone. What's your question? I did. I just want to let you know. I've been a NASCAR fan put thirty one years. I don't think I've missed one race of between Loudon and on TV. And was that. I just like to know how come nasca does not. I mean in last couple of years joy Lagaan, oh has dumped everyone at job drive and some of them multiple times and three years ago at homestead at the cow had been dominating that whole race. Ten laps to go. Joey Logano takes him if it hadn't been for that guaranteed. Cal would have won the championship that year and NASCAR does nothing to him. Why? So I let me say Chuck that voice is a sound for soya air. I'm fellow made from Maine it sounded great. But I think my question is I'm not sure what you want to ask are too. I understand your concern on how he's racing his other guys. But I'm a big fan of leaving it on the race tracks you feel NASCAR should get involved with how the racing has competitors because he's dirty. He's a dirty one out there. I mean. What more can I say? And I bet a lot of people agree with me. Something ought to be done. He's all smiles when he's on camera. He gives behind that wheel. And he's dirty. And I just don't understand. I mean, I mean how many times he Joe Gibbs guys? I think Joe gives it would be a little upset with into. I just wanna say, thank you. Michael McDowell for not pushing into the win that. Let's just say this. Yeah. That's just what jug. Let me say. This Joe Gibbs dumped joy Lagaan. Oh, I so whatever joy llegado does. Now. Maybe I don't know. I'm just adding some fuel here. Thanks for call. Amanda, Choy got Sean, but to go back to my mother versa difference do. All right. Kyle could go so deep. So he joke gives dug up. That's right. Use the word. Listen. Chuck say hasn't Mr. race. Thank you. We see you at Loudon. Yes. All. Yeah. Down by the fence. When when people when I first started traveling with this P would ask me or NASCAR fans different place to place. I was like. Yeah. A little bit in the south. They're like, oh, you know, throwing a t-shirt out like I'll get one next time. And in New Hampshire, they yell like I'll be waiting on the pocket lot. Yeah. So real, but he did bring up Michael McDowell who is going to be calling. You gotta show a little bit later. Do you do I mean to me over to where to fall because I don't really I don't vibe with that at all. Because I don't I Joe is just upset. So here's here's here's the thing. Here's a guy from from Maine who watches racing religiously fashion and his passionate about the sport. I love that. But at the same time, the guys who watched Earnhardt senior, and we're passionate pulled for him. Right. Okay. You didn't hear these phone calls? Will you wouldn't have gotten? Now when I was on the twenty fourteen those guys that were passionate about senior they weren't cheering us on yet. No. So let's be clear. They thought Jeff Gordon was a date thou Jamf was that's that's my points. So what? So my point is my points. Exactly that if he's your guy. He's good. He's good. He's just not Chuck Scott. Not checks Scott is what it boils down to. And look we've all that's what makes NASCAR fan. So great. There's forty guys out there man, pick you one and be passionate about a show in college. Let's take another call. We've got Donald on the line from New York with thought on buyer. Go ahead, Donald. Bush is well think William Byron's gonna do Elena in your predictions for the rest of the season. It's a great question. Man. We're glad you called in Atlanta. You showed at the top of the show bumpy track. Tough asphalt does not shine a light well on rookies. Even saw four drivers young drivers in general. I think that William buyer is have a great year. I think checkouts gonna help him a little bit. I I've said vocally that he. I've been very outspoken about the he came to Cup two quick. So I think every year he reminds me a little joy Lagaan. He's only gonna get better that you think he came to quit. I do I think in even time it extended that's my two cents on it. So I think you have a great year, but a tough Atlanta. Yeah. I don't think you can come quick enough to Cup at in this day in time with with these guys are and I applaud Rick Hendrick for putting for bringing him that quick. He had already done well in the trucks already. Why just stay in waste another year? Go ahead and start learning. And that think that's his last year will pay off huge dividends this year. Because I think he's got a solid year under his belt. He's got Chad canals. He's got an organization now, our gut that group around him that can leave him. I think he's going to have a good year. This you send he was gonna argue with the callers say you're going to be on. I know actually actually because we disagree with last year. But both agree. It's gonna be a good year. And we did ask for your calls about Atlanta. Steve is on the line. With a great question Atlanta. Go ahead, Steve. Beginning about a Bush fan. But hanging up right now, we're hanging. This kid. So Jay Jimmy Jimmy Johnson is supposedly down for driver. Winston down for cars, and we're coming into downforce cars again is he going to win. I have concerns about Jimmy Johnson. Obviously I worked there. I've seen him in every driver. You can help me with this has their thing. Jeff, Gordon, drove with his right hand, you want to feel the car on the steering wheel. Jimmy Johnson drives with right foot. He's so good at Dover because of the car frees up he rotates the car with the fraud. I have concerned the less power is going to hurt. Jimmy johnson. We'll see if he can prove us wrong. Or maybe I think Kimmy Johnson can still win races. Oh, no doubt in that. Man. No doubt can Jimmy Johnson. Still contend for championships. I'm not sure I think that we've seen that age. Kinda come down where it's forty two forty three forty four. We're used to be with our heart and my dad Pearson, and those guys it was fifty fifty one fifty two there's a bunch of twelve year olds out there that are going to be in this sport and the next two or three years. So I I don't think he can he can win races. And I'm not sure no matter what he's driving. I don't. I don't care how Dr I don't sleep on his new crew chief, Kevin mentoring. Yeah. I'm obviously partial he was the I forget for years. You talk about running a broom bad broom skills and the chats shop a Hendrick motorsports way back in the day. But I think he is a brilliant up and comer. Yes. And I think Chad canal has kind of set the stage of what is expected out of Jimmy Jimmy now knows that he's looking for something different on the pit box. Get that with Kevin mentoring big deal. It's going to be a big year for him for sure, you know, we told you about dating Hamlin in the fish story, you need to check it out when he stopped by my basement, take a look. We could go back to the bad day. But I had a ex-girlfriend get really really mad at me putting their hair remover, my share PU bottle. She's crazy. Wow. Now, that's that's bad date puts fish underneath by mattress. So when they thought it totally redoubt my apartment, it was awful. She opened up milk cartons and put them behind the headboard. So the smell of my apartment was. Awful. This is heavy heavy stuff. Maybe that should have been worst hit ever. Yeah. That's it. You don't be like the worst six months of my life. Only my close friends know that story, but they all know how how long did you date this person well dated for probably three or four weeks? That's three or four weeks. Got you racing racing came back, and I got in bed, and I noticed something didn't smell, right. Like, it wasn't crazy when I woke up I it was gag city. Because all the fish had melt had thought she what's the store got frozen. Fish put them under the Batra room mattress never lived in that apartment ever again that was my last night there. Oh, in by the way, I a friend called me and said don't use your shampoo because she put near hair removal in your shampoo up. Next question. Are you? Okay. Yeah. This is a positive. She. Is bad. Okay. Just to recap all that. I need a moment. All the headboard frozen. I thought under the mattress, and then they're in the shampoo that was one crazy three week period dated or somewhere between twenty one and twenty eight days too long. Unbelievable, or what the fact that dating. His please give him props back that he shared that story. Number one, number two anytime, you'll wonder why I'm not married did us watch that tape that was he smelling the fish or you're wearing the same shirt that you were in that interview. So gosh, I just got lucky asking. That happened. Hey coming up, dick. We're gonna be talking to Michael Dow in here exactly what he thought taking your calls coming up next. Them one only. This is to coked pretty, you know. That's just so. Bagging data heavy amount. That. Joke. How coal is that? I did not like that last year. Style and all these different languages, the one thing that comes through this man people around the world love this yet. And I felt that passion they felt those moments and there's a person on the phone that was a big part of that. Let's go ahead and welcome Michael McDowell, and Michael man what a great day top-five finish first off. Congrats. What did, you know going going down today tone of that you guys could have that solid day coming out of there? Well, you only have on hopes in mass the premium Daytona you wanna wanna kick off the season and get a win and we've had a really on the super speedways in the past. So it's definitely a race that front row motorsports. And yeah, everybody Armagh thirty four months. Trump's Ford Mustang. Look at it as an opportunity. Fortunately for us. We were in the pitcher and in the Knicks and came out of there was a top five. Hey, Michael Steele tar here. I just wanna talk about that green white checker. I've been fortunate to work with Jeff Gordon, Dale junior. And every time they didn't go our way, they always said they kinda relived it in their heads what they would have done differently. So I know there are ton of opinions including mine about those last two laps. But when you go back and watch the video are you happy with the moves. They made us something different. I mean, it's always easy on Monday. But what's your opinion? Now the race is over. No watching it. I should have went to the bottom. You know, just just seeing how that would have played out. But you know, in the moment, it split-second decision that you have you know, my core wasn't quite quick enough to stay latched onto somebody's bumper. So I was just kinda pushing people a little bit too far ahead of me. And I finally had to run had the momentum. And I just didn't wanna break the momentum. And soon as I shot to the outside it's sold out. Anyway. So once that happened like a man who stuck to the bottom probably gave up a spot everything in, but you know, going forward and last lap Daytona five hundred and you know, I wish they would let me watch the rois crime to the. You want to do? But that's not the case in, you know, just. The top five just to be clear. I want a lot more races on day. If they would just let me redo Goeman one a lot of bad decisions in my. I'll be honest. I showed these guys before we started. I had you in my fantasy league going into Daytona. So you were one of my picks. Thank you very much. You helped me a little bit. I was I was armchair quarterback in because I thought she should have gone into the inside too. I'm like bottom bottom bottom. But they told us behind this. Now what about head and into Atlanta? You guys have a little momentum. You've got a new rule package. This is a different type race first time with this package. How what what are you? What are you looking to? You are looking forward to going to Atlanta just the on loan create excitement, essentially for knowing you know, conceptually the hope is this punk. It will bring cars closer together. We'll be more to three wide. And if it's like Daytona. I think that's gonna swell defense. You know, those are racism, so there's a lot of optimism from our came just knowing that this could be an opportunity, you know, an opportunity year where everything's kind of brought together and close the game up the field. And and you might be able to capitalize on those moments and no different than Daytona with this package. We'd be believe that if you get a green white checkered at the end, you're going to be two three one. I'd and that creates opportunity. So I'm excited. You know? I'm hopeful that that it'll be exactly like Daytona and cover. Well, Mike, the best thing about sports is the raw emotion of sports, and we saw very animated Joey Logano after the Daytona five hundred you both drive forward. You talk about moving towards it Lanta. So I would ask the same thing. I've asked us actually joy Lagaan issues. He's been in. What is the step moving forward? Here. Do you think his comments and opinion of warranted? And be see somebody. You're going to reach out to maybe down in Atlanta just have a conversation before you get back on the racetrack. Well, it's just that heat of the moment. And we all know Joey wants to win the race and he's punishment. Get and I like that. And you know, I'm the same way. And so, you know, I don't take any offense to it. And I totally get it. And we were both trying to get the best for teams. And and absolutely. I understand. Why saying, hey, why didn't you go with me? And so they definitely make sense already reached out the Joey and and spoke to him you know, really Monday after the race. And you know, it's just a heated moment. And it's all good for me. You know, I just think that you know, it would have been great if we would have got one of those things in victory and hopefully this weekend, we can try to again, Michael. You're awesome. Thanks for calling. The fact that that you have inches and nanoseconds of to make a choice like that. But the coolest part for so many fans that have known you wash it for so many years as you are up there at the front of that race with a shot to win. Win the Daytona five hundred and no one can take that away. Man. That's awesome. We appreciate calling man. Thanks, great round my Denki yet. He looked. That's Michael McDowell. He's a man we're gonna take your calls coming up next. Some of the best fans are from Georgia, and our YouTube channel, we gotta after show coming up too. I don't know about you. But. Started one hundred one thousand or on their feet gate drop in Texas. Great great to impress fans. Tricks. Trouble cars, begin the slide. Out of the ballpark where we'll spend a three sixty is up and perfectly executed v. Right now, they're not allowed cars teams and drivers left to win. Final lap. Throws the block on all. Got look slow throws block NASA hair for Charlie pop integrate jigger. Eight. Oh, yeah. Denny ham on as one the sixty edition of the day tone a five hundred. Nascar American motorsports. Our tomorrow is going to be huge willpower is going to be here in the house. That's amazing Krista AJ Parker. We also have our YouTube show after this. If you don't get on during the show, we still wanna talk if you're on the line keep hanging, but let's get back to the phones. You ready? Oh, I can't this. This is an interesting this first time I've had this happened. So we're gonna take a call for the time. We take a call Zach oil. It some Steve not the issue with shock for main. Steve, what's on your mind, buddy? Well, I just got home shafter noon from Daytona. I was there for four vents. I thought Thursday Sunday was great. I don't know what you guys opinions of it is and the guy from Maine Amy's uses head for some besides that wreck. Everybody's been picking on Donald since the kid came in. And they need to lay off of Kyle petty set of best Joe Gibbs was filling that slot machine. And Roger Penske got the payoff and he's happy. ESPN scripts not one snap off. You're you're awesome. I agree. And we may state I'm not up to. But the fact he went just so I know what see what do you do for a living? If I can ask. Unofficially on. A fortunately, I'm retired. Great thing. I off. That's so awesome. That you went like somebody. He had a good time, buddy. That's that's awesome. In your mind because Steve said, the Massachusetts main battle his always going on if Chuck had not been for main. Would you still have been fired up enough to call? Oh, heck. Yeah. Okay. Gordon mass. I grew up in California. I got thirty years on VHS tapes recorded race like this go, man. Thank you. Thanks for the call gonna check by him. I love you. You had someone not only call in and agree with integrated. But guess agree with the previous. I love that. That's a big thing. Right. Let's see who is next that is James from Illinois. James, what's on your mind? Hey, guys, how you doing there? Defy question. I gotta say something to Kyle up there. I had yet for tuning meet your dad back Ichikawa go in speedway a few years back. I rooted for him back in the seventies. And all that. And I just wanna say you and your dad both I real class acts. Thank my question. My question is is this new package going to be anything like the good old days when you know, especially like the mile and a half story race bumper to bumper and packs and everything kinda like they do it the super speedways or is it going to be what I call like the greyhound racist chase the rabbit followed a leader stuff like that. You know? Chains. Great question. So let's all this. I think basically this new package gonna be must see TV because I think it's going to be very different every track. I think they is going to be very different than Atlanta, very different than Charlotte. Do I feel it's going to be packed up? Nobody has vantage. No. I think a good car and a good driver still has an advantage. That's why I'm excited about it. But I also feel that may Michael McDowell who just spoke to when they hit it on the right day. I think the leaders going to have less of an advantage. I think that's all idea. Right KPI, the leader out running late should be have the best of Angie, cleanest air, but the guy second third might have a little draft. And here's the thing this package is just it's a change in how we're going to see the sport is the change in. Hopefully, what you guys are gonna see to change in what the drivers are going to feel what they're going to see. And how the teams rice is it a positive change. We all in the industry believe it's a positive change. We believe in it right now. But we've got to see it to see outcomes funny note if you're going to pick a drinking word for Sunday's race don't pick rules. Or rules package. You won't see the finish. That's a great point. You got to be a serious conversation about it. You know, just talk we lost. We had a call from guy named Jack failing Jack, I'm sorry. We hung up on you. We're gonna go to Cheryl neck, not we use here. That was my Gerald. What's your question? What's on your mind? Well, I think that you doing fantastic job. They say. And I also wanted to ask you, what do you think of men Benedetto? I've been a fan of his ever since he first came on the scene, and do you think that he'll do a pretty good this year? Okay. I'm gonna say this. We did a thing. Cow collars last year cow Larson sings Matt Benedetto's praises every chance. He gets. He said growing up out west race. And you had to be mad Benedetto to make something happen. When you run those little cars in sprint cars and ambigious stuff in California having said that Matt Benedetto believes in himself, and I love that. I love that. We talk about Ryan freeze believe in himself. Matt the Benedetto quit a ride and said, I'm just going out here. I got nothing going on. I'm going to get a better ride. He got this ninety five right? I believe in Matt venedetto secret weapon. Mike Wheeler the reason I say that it's not only your smart crew chief like that. But I think the secret weapons going to be Mike Wheeler. He came from Joe Gibbs racing. Just smart, but he knows the workings of Joe Gibbs racing. Supporting that point Greg goes, the right? Got a call to get the right answer. Yes. Cheryl. Thanks for calling. Awesome. Matt Mansa man next. We got John on the line. I wanna talk about Ryan Preece, John. What's on your mind? First of all, you guys are good and pled. That that John John would was. John. Go ahead, buddy. All right. I'm a local short-track racer was I'm retired. Now, I race against Ryan priest and back in my day. You know, the only way to get there was big dollars. And I just hope he succeeds and does good for you know, the young guys that that look up to him. Now that want to make it to the Winston Cup and same thing with Daniel Henrich to. Yeah. Go ahead. John. The other thing is quickly is what do you think? When the first car gets his qualified will that help. Now, it's Kahn or hurt NASCAR. Good question. So two things. I love his thoughts. Ryan I like when short track racers get a chance. He is disqualification. It's not about helping or hurting NASCAR about really the opinion of the garage and more than that the culture of the garage. That's what NASCAR is trying to change. So I applaud if they're gonna throw someone out will it change. I don't know. It's how they react to it. But if you're not legal black and white time someone out this. It's good for the sport. And it's good for fans because the fans are going to be able to leave the race track. And the who the winner is. There's nothing worse being a fan of this sport and having to wait to Wednesday, Tuesday or Wednesday when they make their announcement on who the official winner is when the football game is over when the baseball game is over when soccer, whatever, you know, who the winner is. We're gonna know now I remember in college a bar fight. Always like a good idea to your friend got thrown out. So I'm with you. I think the first take one good time. And then everybody's gonna happen. Also. I'll sit over here. John. Thanks. Your next up got Mike in Missouri. Mike what's up? Yeah. I. I was wondering with Joey llegado went on a championship last year. And Kevin Harvick dominating with the Fords are the Fords. Gonna have a problem like the Chevrolets dead last year transforming to the new Mustang body. That's a great question. Real simple. There is potential. There would have been made would have concern if you hadn't changed with the new rules. The dire down force the more drag all of those things combined, even if it is a bad year for the Mustang. You'll never know why. So I think that kind of get a freebie there. Right. So they get the work. What I consider a completely clean slate yet. Remember, the Ford that they ran last year they'd spent a lot of time on that car. Chevy. Got a new car, boom, all of a sudden Chevy's back here this year. It's more like this. Everybody's got something that they have to conform to the rules that they are no matter what you start with. Whether you started with last year's car brand new car. Great point guys. These calls are awesome. Good whole line. Hang on with us. We're trying to get as many as we can. We also have our YouTube after show coming up next. We got a great look and coffee with Kyle and Mike Hamilton, you don't wanna miss this. I to sit around talk about the night because I wouldn't trade being part of that era for anything. How you know? I just I consider myself tremendously lucky individual to have been where I was through that era of NASCAR. Because I love the sport. But it's only fun to talk about you cannot recreate you. You can't go back and do it like we used to all I remember it. Well, you can remember all you won't too. But that's not the way it's going to get accomplished today. So every step we take along the way is toward the future of the sport. So no, you can't go back to nineteen eighty five and expect to be able to do that today in nineteen eighty five. I don't think anybody had a crystal ball to figure out how we doing it too. Man that most still amazing. I look really cool to set down to him and talk to him about the eighties nineties when he was here where he sees a sport going his relationship with different drivers what he thinks about globally own the sport. And he was very open. It was it was really a lot of fun. I learned a lot. So when I can sit down and talk to somebody like that, I enjoyed it. So tune in coffee with they're awesome. If you haven't checked out yet, you need you also profited this guy Letard on location. Yeah. Your new favorite podcasts yet. Absolutely. Absolutely. It's got be fun. It's basically real simple. We go on location talked to fund people in great places. I had Duke car down to streamline hotel. Birthplace star come on. We talked about his his tenure Hendra motor sports, and I worked for a long time. Now the chief operating officer ask pretty fancy title. But listen, it's as simple as that is, you know, me, I know big stretch I like to talk. So I try to talk to some fun. Even speaking up. We're gonna try to take some more calls but tonight on NBC thin. It is Wednesday. Nine hockey double header coverage starts at six thirty eastern leading up to black on Red Wings. It's seven thirty. Then it can us Vegas own Kurt Busch during the Bruins and the Golden Knights. Hopefully, there won't be a coast. Call like this checkout flying by our own Pierre McGuire. Wow. That's that's intense. We all got up next. Wow. Route Jerry Maguire. Come back to motormouth. Nate Ryan is here. The greatest part of our show Nate's going to be angry with us because we have a YouTube show that's on immediately. After this. You're on the phone hang on with us. And if you're not on phone call in now, guys, I think we should give some shoutouts. But before Nate tell us what jumped out the most you at the five hundred. I think the Chevrolet Hendrick Toyota Gibbs partnership, those guys working together. I don't think it was a key to any Hamlin winning. But I think it impacted the race in some significant ways pretty crazy took the leverage away from the four two things. It took the leverage away from the Fords on driving the pit cycle. But if the Fords didn't feel good about it. I would be selling to be like we were so good. They had the team to beat us. Because that's what it does the fours were so fast that I applaud I applaud whoever the city make us were in that. It was a good strategy. Yeah. Listen, we go the Daytona five hundred with forty the greatest drivers in the world. And we're talking team sports. Oh, my. I cannot wrap my head around this at a time. And I said it earlier at a time when the manufacturers are people are not brand loyal to a lot of manufacturers. The manufacturers the most important people in our sports strange bedfellows. Interesting story. Not like this not NASCAR. What I saw. Saw this time they run out. The Motor Speedway and our Buddy Ryan blaming. They're planning something crazy Ryan is gonna try the world record attempt for selfish. I hope he puts it on the right now Kim Kardashian one hundred seventy eight or something so he's got to do it three minutes. Ted. Mortis a great racist weekend. We're so excited. I'm gonna be there on Sunday with my friend killer. Mike from run to jewels. Kimiko from the vent. You went. Oh, I was surprised at the drivers meeting for the Tate, right? That can happen. That's great. I won't be awesome. And it's really cool to stop at a gas station last week in see how hard that quick trip supports Atlanta Motor Speedway for the folds. Von five hundred to see how much the city really comes alive for with so much going on there. It's a really cool thing. So we can't wait. At your neighborhood man, come into your house. One apologize business number is knowing them Billy race. We did not have time for your call. Again this week. Fifty seven times. Yes. Eight you. Sorry. Afraid are Matt Damon on this show. We'll never get to you guys right side about this week and taking the win. Chase Elliott hometown guy going to victory lane. Yes. I harburg. Harvick. That Lim pretty your way out. All. Yeah. That was produced. It'd be this. William Barron lays, Jeff Wayne Byron you heard it here. Well, I guess we're going to find out. How about you? I'm going to you chase our o ring that bell weighing by ten. We're not done head over to our YouTube channel for the debrief. We will see you there.

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Daily - Daytona Cup Recap Elliott Wins

The Final Lap

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Daily - Daytona Cup Recap Elliott Wins

"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on. Nascar Cup series racing from the road course at Daytona let's run them down ten to one Michael McDowell. Then you've got joey. Logano. William Byron cavs Grou- La. Filling in for Austin Dillon who tested positive for COVID. Nineteen Clinton number six Chris. Butcher five. Jimmy Johnson notches a top five Martin tricks. Junior overcame a bunch of adversity for third place Denny. Hamlin. Came up one spot short of the wind. So to victory Lane Chase Elliott, third road course win in a row for this guy second win this season and the inaugural winner of the Daytona Road Course configuration that really get cars I. Think more than anything I'm not sure I didn't think very special day but that really fast Napa Camaro which Makes everybody's job a little easier from from my in driving it from Allen's and calling the race really fortunate from that standpoint had a really nice week of preparation came out and execute really good race. So really proud of the day we have a lot to be proud of and and to take that and and get the result that I felt. Like. We deserved other stories on the day. This huge Kyle Busch yet another awful race be flat spotted his tire early on spun around later in the race failed brake rotor had to go to the garage for that one and finally crashed with two flat tires with about five laps to go just amazing season so far for the Defending Cup series champion. US At facebook dot com slash the final lap.

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02-18-19 NASCAR America

NASCAR America

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02-18-19 NASCAR America

"Then ham trying to block all lanes used to the outside to the inside to the checkered flag. Denny hamlin. If one day Tono five hundred a one two three sweep for Joe Gibbs racing. This is the greatest victory. I've ever had. Area in my life outta than Super Bowl super is better than championships and racing. This was the most emotional the best win for me, Adnan because JD in his life and the kind of hype he lived. Oh, welcome to NASCAR. America's steel tar here at the NBC Charlotte studios with Jeff Burton three time. They told a five hundred winner Dale Jarrett, guys. It's a great American race. We knew it was gonna change someone's career. But DJ I can't remember race with this much emotion at the end, obviously coach talking about a loss Sunjay just a few weeks ago. Such a key member of that organization. You drove there what your thoughts? I think as I sat and watched it yesterday afternoon and those final laps, and it kept showing coach Gibbs, and knowing the story there and being a part of that organization as it started seeing JD come in to be a huge part of making all of this happened. He knew nothing about running a race Dame. But he was able to jump in there and do so many good things and JD gives was one of the finest young man that I ever knew in my entire life. And he just a good person had so many good things. And it was good to see good things happen. You talk about that. Coach Gibbs has done a lot for a lot of people and. You could just tell this one meant more to him than anything that's ever happened. They were hard to share JD's life with other people into you know, you hear so many things great about JD. Well, this gave them another opportunity to do that remind everyone what a great person JD was you saw it from Denny always from his father and all the motion all his children were there. I mean as just a great day for those guys a terrible time time that just breaks your heart to know, what all of those guys are going through. But to be out to celebrate on this day and do it with JD on the post. That's that's a really really special moment or you guys talk about what type of person he was. And we could fill the show with his accolades, but I think on the professional side it's worth noting rumor he found any Hammond, then ham would not be Joe Gibbs racing. I think that's very safe to say without JD's influence. They created that eleven car. His fingerprints are completely over that race car to see that specific Joe Gibbs car has to make a difference. Yeah. He was competing against him somewhat. And driving some late model races and things like that. And you know, saw this young man and Denny Hamlin and Danny was running. He was about out of money at that point time JD's went back and told his dad he said, this is somebody we need to put in something soon. We need to have him in our organization and don't forget that that that program was in trouble. It's easy to forget. How much trouble that eleven car was having and how bad they were running. They were missing races. They were having all kinds of issues. Any Hamlin came in and clean that up. He had made a major influence in and getting that car where it was running. Well, that was a major sponsor that was missing races was having a bad time things were going well at all. And they you know, they they put a lot of trust and a very young very young then Hamlin and didn't ham answered the call. I think answers the emotion of the moment. But it's still the Super Bowl of auto racing. In DJ shocked me, I think the turning point of this whole race was to that. Last restarted shocked me that we saw teammates worked together on that final restart five. In the Daytona five hundred. So before we break it down. I think the best thing we can do is. Let's listen into the conversation between the eighteen and the eleven. Danny have the top let down we keep the twenty two behind both and push for the twenty two all we have the option obviously to take the top. And the we get a push from the thirty four those him pick top me let that the option. So that's yes, I'm assuming yes. At suggesting that we do the teammate restart. Choose top. He'll let us down over that. He's just going to be true. We're resuming. The Daytona five hundred Dinnie Hamlin gets a huge shock for Michael McDowell pamphlet will cross over he'll get in front of Kyle Busch. And now he's going to try to block both lanes. We made a deal with the eleven let them down. So, you know in doing that, it was strengthened numbers trying to keep us all together. And nothing there's not enough cars or anything materialize six cars out there. So I probably knew better, but that chance to make sure at least one of us one. We did exactly what we said we were going to work together the entire race until ten laps to go. And then let's go out there and try to get a win. So we. I know that he wants it bad. I understand you know, the fire that he has to win the Daytona five hundred trust me if I could switch resumes with them. I would case ever had right one. But he's just he's a great talent his times coming. There's no question about it. He's usually getting wrecked out early and never even had an opportunity, you know, to be in the position that he was at the end of tonight. I think the one advantage that I had had been in that situation. So many times of the last ten years that I knew where I wanted to be and I'm sure mental notes have been made. And obviously, you know, if if it turns around the other way next year, I'll congratulate him same way. Well, I have been in this position. Try to explain to my driver. What options there I thought? Adam Stevens, did a very nice job of laying out what Kabul had for options start up top with the help you had behind them and try to win the race or star down bottom, perhaps more importantly, pinning the twenty two behind him and letting his teammate gin. So we know what Kabushiki DJ. What would you do? There's no way that I'm going to let somebody in. I I would be a bad teammate. I guess that's why I never had more than one. I think any time that was the reason. But that I I might Kabushiki so many ways of one of the most talented if not the most talented rice drive of ever seen in my sixty two years. But I think this was a terrible decision. You're in the position to win. The one thing that you don't have right now and to rely on someone else because the only way that he is going to pass the eleven by this scenario is to get help from someone else. If you lie up beside him and going to race. Denny was probably going to take the top. Anyway, because he said that's where he wanted to be. But in that scenario, if you let him go ahead and choose the top don't give him any options of getting down in front of then you can Sidrack you can raise him hope that you get the pushback there. There's so many options that you have. But you put yourself in a box right here, depending on someone else pushing you and helping you and trying to make that happen. So I think it's unfortunate. I'm sure he'll look back on this many time you just don't get many chances to win. This race comes around once every year and to get yourself in a position enough times to to try to win it. So I hate that boy about things wrong decision. I think we gotta go back to the restart before. I think we need we need to go back to the restart before. When when Kyle had an option like they didn't tell him. What to do what I've heard so far from everybody was that we tend to go the deals off right race each other. They Kyle took the bottom the resort before. So see this restart before before takes the bottom. Well, let's stop it right here. So look at see who's behind him. So you he picked the bottom with thirty four in the fourteen behind him that gave the lead with the twenty two and the twenty four in the top twenty four was fast all day long. So it's easy armchair quarterback on Monday. But this really is where the Daytona five hundred was one in loss is picking the bottom on this restarting gave the eleven car what he wanted. And then as this develops own you look at this rig. This is wind cliff Maurier moves up in the thirty four to quickly right there. Didn't he Hamlin? Boom caution comes out didn't he got the lead? So now we go to the last race start. And that's when we started talking that. Okay. We're gonna work together again. So it was a combination of things, and I personally think that Kabua's headed all over to do again today, which you don't have that luxury. You have to make a decision which you think is best at the time. But if he had to do it all over again today on that restore where he had the option I think he would have taken the top. If he had a chance to redo it. And when you heard any ham. And talk about the experience of these had in losing the Daytona five hundred and restarting at the front of the race with only a few laughs left to go. And he he put that away. And he wanted that outside. I have a feeling the car would have wanted that outside if you had a chance to do it again, but you mentioned experience so you know, the crew chief I like numbers starting in two thousand twelve Denny Hamlin fourth in the Daytona five hundred fourteenth. Second fourth I seventeenth and third lot of single digits. Lot of top five you mentioned the opportunity to win that race Dale jR. I didn't quite understand speedway racing. I was blessed enough to have Jeff Gordon he handled most of it when I got deal juniors driver and a lot of guys riding around the back. I had that conversation. Why don't we do that? He said listen to me every one of these races different the flow. How the past has happened. I have to be up front every time to know. What move I need to win. The biggest rates you talking about the experience at any handling. He's been in the front two or three rows on the final restart. Six seven eight times in the last ten years. Here's that is a huge advantage. When we talk about rookie drivers and experience we use all these buzzwords. Here's a clear, case example of another reason why I happen to agree with both of you. You cannot give Denny him on the lead with five miles left in the great American race. When his numbers were that good. Yeah. I think that if I say did he was gonna take that outside if they would have just left it alone, not make any deals whatsoever. And just race with that. Then I think you can live with yourself and that they're gonna just have to go on. But I think that he was gonna take that they gave him an option that was just like a gift we're gonna we're gonna be. He's really going to do it. Right. Like the front, and then we're gonna make people patchy he's proven. He's one of the best at this. I don't know that he gets enough credit for really how good he is at the speedway racist doesn't outstanding job of maneuvering through traffic. And then he knows what to do when he gets in front. So I just would never have put him in that position. Again. Let him make his decision then he didn't even have to ask for this to happen. They handed it to him. And he's not the guy you what a raise a great race. A lot of speed Joa Ghana was in the picture and emotional finish. But listen coming up. We're going to discuss why Joel Logano was upset with Mike. Mcdonagh had to watch the finish a few times. But it came clear to me, then you had a good argument. I had a dream of winning the Daytona five hundred it was as a driver, but I can tell you. I'm more than thrilled to be with these guys one of those crew chief, I'm just really happy to be here. Patients. Patients patients, then chaos just it just kept getting crazy and crazy. You know, it's going to happen. You look at the history. The last couple of races frustrating that you know, we we have to put ourselves in that position to racist way. Had a big wrong with the twelve Bhushan, and and just barely Nick the ninety five and he started getting sideways, and I try back often. Doc. Yeah. It wasn't anything intentional there. I talked to Paul just just racing dealy kind of tried to get to my right rear, and it just sort of hooked me a little bit. We just lost the pressure came to pit road came back. We didn't change anything fight it up and went back and got back on the lead lap. Got caught up in Iraq had a pretty significant amount of damage, and we were just trying to get fixed enough to make minimum speed and as more race happening more and more people rack, we find ourselves up front everybody talks about you know, let's all work together Ford's work together. And you know, I'm up front and all of a sudden four John work together. So it is what it is. You know? I mean, you soon as he could he put me three wide, and then you try to clear himself, and he wasn't clear, and I hate it for him. I know that he wasn't. You wouldn't intentionally trying to do that? He was just trying to get every inch you could. But there's really nothing I could do there at the end. I was surprised by the situation. What happened? Yeah. Yeah. I thought that was going to be the plan I would've thought, but it's part of I mean, he's he's racing to I guess and. We can't win these things alone. We moving that quite often. But we did what we can do. So I'm an explanation of why hung you out. I get my chance to talk. Didn't give him a chance to talk. I think Lagaan affirmative Michael McDowell right there. Joe Lagawe had to be one of the favorites. Coming into the race won the won fifty with a power move from. I think third or fourth look good all day long. But it was surprising. He couldn't get things to go right on that last restart, but he seemed to be upset with McDowell because of it. Yeah. You just want a little bit of hill from Dow, but you could hear from now he was upset because he didn't think all people are doing what they were supposed to do earlier. So we see here they take off and McDowell's kind of by himself at this point. But things changed drastically as an attorney three. Yeah. Joel gotta has a huge run. Are here detainees underneath the eighteen. It looks like a thirty four right afford pusher. What could be better? But as it spins forth. It doesn't work out that way. No. I don't care. It's a Ford or whatever it is that this is a situation. You've got the eighteen hung out. You've got nobody right behind you. You get on the bumper on the bottom with the twenty two right there. I like my McDonald's does a really good job of getting himself in position with a acquit. That's not quite as good as some of the others there, but he didn't outstanding job there. But as a dry. For just have to know the situation and put you're getting ready to encounter. I don't care. What happened the rest of the day? You put all of that aside. You can't be thinking about that. Right there his move. I don't care that would have been a Toyota or Chevrolet. His move is to get on the bumper that car in front that gives both of them an opportunity to make a run at the eleven car. That's the key. It wasn't about him helping Joey it would have been that. That was probably in his best interest to try to push because the eighteen he was hung out by himself. He had help from behind. They may both go to cleared him would've give Michael a little bit better chance to win and Joey sport. Right. You always get mad when the guy the high you push play raised laughed and you're mad and everybody's mad at somebody. So this only time that somebody got mad at somebody because they didn't push them crew chief speedway raises very frustrating. Because once you make your last fit stop, you truly are just a passenger. But we talked in the first segment about Denny Hamlin's experience in those last two three four rows. You mentioned he does a great job and a car that perhaps we know isn't as front runners. But guys do we have to think just not having the experience in those speedway raises. I know he runs well two speedways, but not Bennet put in this position enough to know. Or you think it was just a simple mistake. So I think it's even more complicated in that. If you're if you're Joel Logano you going to Daytona five hundred to win a race period in the story. But if you're Mike McDowell you gotta be having a little bit different pitcher. You got to be thinking a little bit big picture. This is a day where you can earn points for team that you probably don't have as good of an advantage. When you go to Lanta Vegas other races that are coming up. So the mentality going into the race for team that doesn't have the funding. That's a mother it's a little different. Like, if he if Michael McDowell drives his car away, join Gano Droutsas car, he's probably not gonna finish in the front because you've probably doesn't have the same speed, the joy Lagaan. Oh has. So you gotta keep gotta kinda wrap. It all up. Michael mcdowell. I know he wants to win a Daytona five hundred don't get me wrong. But driving for team doesn't have the fund. You're what you consider successful is different than you. Then it is when you drive for Penske. Yeah. Let's say this to these decisions are split second decisions easy there and watch TV and see everything develop he's focused on what I need to do. Right now. I've got one opportunity one moved to make sometimes you make the right one. Unfortunately, in my opinion, this was the Romeu, but he still had a great day. Well, we're picking on Mike McDonald this point that lot went down in that final restart. We just showed you the short version. Let's go through this last two laps guys right here. It all starts. We've talked about it already the team orders the eleven down in front of the eighteen lines up. The Joe Gibbs racing cars. But I don't think it's over. I mean, I changed a bunch of times who had thought a win the race. And it starts right here with this show that the eighteen gets off turned to. Well, I thought right here. The team was in great shape. You see the twenty twos. Got a big push on the eighteen eighteen clears the thirty four. Now, I think that they're in great shape. And now the twenty two is getting close to clear him. I thought the eighteen would have a great push right here. Llegado? I think the damage he had on the right rear was hindering him or left rear was hindering. Again. Somebody got a great push nothing. How Bush maybe thought right? There was his chance then he was ready for everything that they were going to do. Well, now it goes from Kyle Busch to Joa Ghana was exit turn four right here. When joy llegado hangs a left and gets that quarter panel Bush in my mind, this is going to be game over joy Lagaan was gonna win the Daytona five hundred look at this run right here. The Joey gets they teen tries to block in college high to block him. There was so much momento from the twenty two. He couldn't slowing down watch eighteen he goes trying to go to me jumps one at the racetrack. Now, the forty sevens cleared. I'm the twenty two is gonna win the race. But he just never got the push. She was hoping to get at this point. I was really surprised that the thirty four got the run to even get into position that we were just talking about to go down there and push the twenty two and get himself in a position for at least top three finisher. We highlighted right here. Michael McDowell's choice why Joel Gano doesn't like it is the same reason why Denny Hamlin? Loved it. Because look Denny Hamlin. He now has to car links onto car side by side. It's easy to see where the momentum is coming from a locking down and five miles. But then him a perfect, right? He picked up every run got a little fortunate. I'm not gonna call it lucky fortunate because you don't get lucky to run for four hours at Daytona all those wrecks or so many different ways to win and lose that race. The other thing is you're not in this situation. You on the pit box your heart rate is a little different than it is with four. I mean, it is crazy how pumped up I mean as you cannot describe 'cause on top of winning the Daytona five hundred having that opportunity. Pretty sure you'll get wrecked to it's like, it's just how it is. So that so if you ever looked at a heart rate, monitor it's nuts and last two or three laugh, so the decision making that has to happen. You said it a minute ago. It's easy to sit here and watch a replay and say well oughta done this. We'll get yourself in. They're going to hundred when you gotta make it Assyrian like that with everything on the line. Fine. That's why so difficult. That's why watching those last two laps. We can talk about how Dinnie ham and coasted to a win anything. But it ever he had to do everything. Exactly. Right. Yeah. I said that first segment that they literally handed it to. But that's that. Because I know how good he is out front. That was literally giving him the range to the whole thing about Eric Jones to the job that torn up race car and everything that they'd been through to come up through there in the moves that he made amazing. We talk about breaking down on Monday. I want a lot of races as a Monday coochie gave me a chance to go do. But that was the last three star. But I'm gonna tell you coming up. We're gonna talk about Denny Hamlin's day the entire day and the turning point which led him to a second Daytona five hundred victory. First of all your threaten the Bill move for the car wreck in the clash practice. Side story. Nobody. Well that is Hurley Jarrell trophy number two for any Hamlin. Can you believe it number? You get a gonna find a spot in the garage. But be US Joe for the car, you have no maroon in your garage at home to put a car. What are you talking about him? I can build room I could make room, and this is the only thing. Walter, Pat on me was having too. So. So nice. It's great to be in the same class with those guys. It's just amazing to to have a one-two-three finish for jobs writing his amazing we worked so well together they're really the entire race. And even on a green white checkered so thanks for my teammates. And things for my entire FedEx team for give me a car that scape. We'll doing this. I want to get into the to the little parts of the race in a moment. But I wanna know the emotion of the night. How much did you spend? He spent the last month or so thinking about JD, but how much in this race in the car where you thinking about him a lot. I mean, it's just thinking about his family. I mean Melissa saw her here before the race. Started us all of his kids here. You can see them right there. It's just it's cool for them to be a part of it. I mean the last time we were in victory lane here. Two thousand sixteen JD was here with us. And now he's not so but his legacy lives long long beyond him being here in. Luckily with Linson laughs there, we're going to donate a lot of money to that JD Gibbs legacy fund. So in really encourage everyone to go out there, look JD. What his legacy is. Let's talk about the tactics of the race. So the deal was on all evening long between you and Kyle. Then it was off it. Also, we need to raise from now on then was back on for the final restart Y. Yeah. I gave it really are virginal deal. Was we're going to race inside ten laps to go. After that. It's just Ray said, and I thought that you know, it could be possibly be our final restart with the second to last restart when and so when cultures to bottom Ohs secretly, really happy. Like, I mean, my playbook always says you gotta have the top. I've been on the bottom on the final restart many many times in. It's just not worked out really only one one of these before tonight of the four times been on the front row in the phone restart. So I knew that no matter what it says, no matter what behi- and when he gave me that opportunity to go high. It was a a new game changer for us. Got some bad news. You're gonna have changed crew chiefs every year because Mike wheel. Newkirk in two thousand sixteen you win. This Chris gay part new crew chief and twenty nineteen win the trophy. There's something with that. Well in the super through thing just hop on just how on the back, we'll take victory lane. But he said you said put me out in your background. Just come on, KOMO me. But I'm gonna lead on him for the next thirty five races. So good to be I guess we're locked in the play offs. Locked. There's a lot of good things. Come with winning this race today after last year when you didn't win. I mean, you know, how that was through the months of July and August by asking you gonna make the playoffs or you're going to be in. You're gonna you know, that's a tough time. Now be locked in. It's a different world it is. And I mean we were going to race with caution to the wind anyway. But now this just this lets us really throw caution the wind go out there and try to get as many victories became I said five before the beginning of the year. I don't know that was this account miss one. So maybe we moved to five and a half told me Wednesday. So now are five and a half. He would be five wins this year. They're already three bottles of champagne have been popped. I told everyone we're going to hate tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of our lives have filling they'll be more. Champagne Denny Hamlin in this whole fed ex team I suggest celebration should in order. But they bring up something. I know we talk it's the Daytona five hundred the biggest race. But it is the first race of the season. What's it mean for some Denny Hamlin? Who went winless last year to get that monkey off his back and more importantly playoff berth this early. Are they shoes I think confidence is huge new crew chief Chris gay part? That's his first Daytona five hundred win. Now, they're off and running. Now, they, hey, this got this crew chief I wanted and it worked so you give me my guy it'll work and now that matters confidence matters. And I don't care who you are. When you go through year where you don't win, and you go through utera, you don't compete at a level that you expect it it wears on you. I mean to to be anything, but concern would just be again. And you know to get off the Daytona five hundred and have a win. I think it's huge topic of the discussion. So I'm not gonna let you answer because after the race then he was asked. Very interestingly timed DJ. So he was asked about his place alongside our resident hall of Famer. Now, you've tied dill jerk. Now, the twenty point excuse me, twenty four all time on the winds list. Is that something you take a look at it? Just kind of coming up with that means. Wow. He's so much better than him. Yeah. I don't know. That's amazing. Never really thought of it that way those guys. I mean, I I lies growing up. I mean, I should be mentioned in the same breath jeered. So it's crazy that we have the stats that we do. I've never would've thought, you know, in the fourteen year career that I'd have one Daytona five hundred chamber, and I wouldn't have dreamed. I'd have ten wins wouldn't have dreamed anything that's been accomplished. But certainly won't take it for granted. Well, that's very nice. And appreciate the words. But this I don't think sometimes we either don't give him enough credit or forget just how good Dini Hamlin really is. And I'm not saying this because of what he just said about me prescient that. But let's think of all the big races different types of racetracks. That Dinnie ham has one that. That's a true. Yeah. Doesn't have that that Cup championship trophy yet. He'll he'll get that. I believe but he's one you talk about Darlington Pocono to Daytona five hundred's all of these race at road courses short tracks that he's dominated. He's just one at every type he just so very talented. But he's really really good at these places. And he talked about studying and understanding what he needs to do if he's going to do that on I thought he'd just studied this golf swing. I realize studying the restarts of these races to we'll say from my time. Top of the pit box. Danny goes into that list of drivers. You don't want to battle against. I mean, it's a lengthy list. But you have your Kevin harvick's. Kabua's Jimmy Johnson damn those four really come to mind. They're not the drivers you wanna line up against because you rarely see a mistake. There's a lot of very talented drivers. But in my opinion, that's where it separates them. Right. Who can close out the deal? It's a lot like golfers. You mentioned golfers, right? A lot of guys can lead the first three rounds who can lead on Sunday when it matters then hand, he's that big moment guy. Whether it's darling. I mean, you mentioned the big races. I mean, his resume very impressive. I in my mind. There's no doubt that this is the maybe not that he needed one more step. But with two Harley j Earl two time they five hundred champ. I think there's no way he doesn't get a name in the hall of fame at some point. I think when he when he had his best chance of winning championships. You know, it didn't go well for him. And in a lot of people you said, well, he folded or whatever, you know. Listen, you know, I think that's not fair. I think when you put yourself in position things happen and don't or they don't happen. But if you put if didn't hamlet gets himself in that position. Now as maturity is he's going. To be hard to guard, and you'll keep this in mind, and you were talking about how good he's been. Well, they'll Jared twenty four years to win that many racists know, Mark Martin he's forty races. That was thirty years. Right. Fifteen years this fifteenth year, and he has that many win. So he's done it quickly. And he's done. He's he's a premium driver. Exactly. Right. He flies under the cover a little bit. We don't we don't put him in that category. But his numbers say otherwise. Yeah. Yeah. I think people have taken that that one year that things didn't go good for him at Phoenix. And then at home said it didn't go as what lot of people that would love to be in that position that never get in that position to be able to say that that happened and did that and too many times. Then people want to label you as that this man is proven twice that he'd knows exactly what it takes to win. The Daytona five hundred of the hardest race for any race driver to win on the NASCAR circuit. And and he's done that. But he's done so many other things. And the let's get absolutely. He's going to be in the hall of fame. Whenever that time. He's got a lot more race into. I mean, this is still a young man that not forty years old yet that can win races and championships and keep this in mind. How many times you heard the whispers? Hey, better be watching out for Christopher bell coming. Yeah. And they times we've heard those the most pressure was on him of anyone in the field. So there you have it. And that's what happens Richard children's told me one time he said, you know, how to prevent rumors win if you winning there's no rumors. And and that's what happens when you don't win. You all of a sudden, you're gonna lose your ride. You'll lose your sponsor. This guy's gonna replace you, especially when you get to a certain age feel always oldie can't drive anymore. Right. That's what they always say. So if you'll always you're winning those all those rumors what the rumors then are already signed a new country. This guy rather than you lose your rod. And then he Hamlin first race of the year kind of went. Yeah. You all might wanna gonna hold your cell phone that I still have win and left. To me. Well, he did win the biggest race of the year. But he didn't do it alone. And we talk about Chris gave heart new creature on top of the pit blocks. Well, I look at the race. The Denny Hamlin closed out. It was perfectly called from top of the pit box in my mind is the turning point to the Daytona five hundred. I know it's two hundred laps. But I wanna go all the way back DJ lamb one away not into the interstates to gave our calls heroin. He doesn't care about stage points cares about four fresh tires on slick Daytona track. Steve so many times we talked about these crew chiefs at road courses running the race from the end backwards. That's exactly what happened here. He started planning for the end of this race with no tires. Yeah. Why that paid off Jeff here? This is the end of stage to gas only as a driver you have to love this driving on. Those cars to less still in their pit box. And I'm telling you, this is why you wanted to what it's like to run the Daytona five hundred look at this. It'll make your head spin pretty decent start all the way down to twenty second. When he got those tires, then you see at the end of states to still twenty-first, but look at eight why do I say that one sixty three he got six seconds again. That's it. No tires gave him track was issued in front of all of those accidents. But turning point to this rates before stage to ever end. That's that's every race every race that you watch. If you go back, and you study, and there's always attorney point always a point that guy won the race. We look at the chicken flag. Oh, that's when he went. No, no, no, no, no. It happened way before that. But then credited any Hamlin he did everything he needed to do to keep that trag position. He didn't make a mistake. He did everything he Sidra that was on that on that restart where he was only outside Kabul took the inside. We could fall Kabua's say chose a wrong thing. But dinnie. Made it so that he chose the wrong line because he's side at eighteen huge. And didn't let the eighteen get away got some help. Come. And and that's what cleared him of the eighteen. Did I always say when you start thinking you get track -sition, it's probably too late because somebody else's thought about it. Right. They're gave heart was in front of everyone. Got his driver up next. We're going to tell you the big name that will be on. Tomorrow's Dale, jR, down them. Here we go get your in Texas. The lots. Two. Dag on sweet. I mean that was Stoorikhel. The engines have fire the off-season is over green two thousand nineteen Daytona. Going scientism. He's here is the checker. Three fit comes out. But the Chevy in victory lane for these guys always believed in me. It's it's amazing. Hasn't sunk in yet. Can't wait for it to you. Because this awesome. Routes you ain't gonna come out of the booth across race. But then so here's what happened this week NASCAR American Dale junior. Download tomorrow. He won the expanding rates. Jeff. We really we get to talk to Tony Stewart tomorrow, then splashing go. I'll get the interview Ryan pre guy. I love talking to talk rates for Ryan tomorrow. Splash splashing go. Well, then the fans are gonna be totally confused because I'm on motormouth with Kyle petty and people can ever keep separate anyway going, so please call in because I have some questions for. Voice recognition is everybody's that. Then Thursday with the motorsports. Our get all kinds of motor sports, but the interview with the Indy five hundred champion willpower. That'd be pretty cool. So my question is what in the world is Dale junior. And Tony Stewart gonna talk about that we could show on TV. No, they got some stories. This talk. Really convince everything that they talk about to be able to get it into our show here. I know that much. Oh, I can't wait. You know, surprisingly enough that when I was looking through the Daytona five hundred stuff. Tony Stewart is led the most laps in the Daytona five hundred without winning it. I would have lost that that. I mean, I think that just reminds us how important that races at somebody like Tony Stewart. I mean, a true icon. He's going to be a first ballot hall of Famer I'm assuming never was able to win the great American race. So I think every career no matter how many races you want or loss. There's always something that you didn't accomplish some others. But there's always something for Tony. It had to be the Daytona five hundred for me. I have a long list, there's a lot of things. But for you. What was the one thing southern five hundred never won the southern wanted Darlington. But never this other and five hundred. So there's always something always wanting more everything that we don't have, you know. But but yeah, craziest. Good. Tony stewart. Was there at Daytona that it just never lined up? For him to win the five hundred well, you mentioned warning more. Well after the break, we're gonna talk about the winners and losers from Sunday's Daytona five hundred they can only be one beaker lane. How did everybody else fair? This week on Wednesday night hockey. It's a star studded double header at seven thirty eastern on NBC, Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks face Dylan Larkin and the Red Wings, then at ten trees Birger on leaves the Bruins out to our favorite town DJ out the bagels where they're gonna take on the Golden Knights. Well, we talked about the winner of the Daytona five hundred. But there was a lot of good stories down in Daytona. I don't think you can look very far that looking at Ross Chastain the winner, he's gone through Fahd. He had a fulltime Expedia ride. It got taken away from them with some sponsor situations getting closed down. I mean, I'm not sure he did anything wrong the entire time. He was a Daytona. Just had a solid speak. Yeah. He really did an outstanding job in the extremity race on Saturday. Did a good job running up front and then Sunday come out here and get his best finish a distant really good job of keeping things there and in the hut in a truck races. Well front of the truck race. I'm man went from not having many rods having morning. That alone is winning. No doubt. No doubt. No see Ross run up front. But it wasn't just rough. There's some other organizations that needed. Good runs and some handsome. Yeah. Hendrick motorsports. Yeah. I think that we all probably beat him up pretty bad last year. And they'll be the first admit they had an off year for them. But I think they came back this year. Head fast race cars at Daytona drivers do them outstanding. They didn't have the best of luck when it came to the Daytona five hundred, but they perform it in very high level think that that's going to lead to good things, and they need it. They need they need. They need something. Good to happen. William buying. I think he needs something. Good. And he was a lot of the show on Sunday. He was always fourth tempo. Did not look like a rookie out. There had a very fast race car. Not the day. They wanted as far as the end of it. But I think there's a tremendous amount to build on from William barn. And right. They're huge thing. Nothing to do. Anything got stuck behind the twenty with his problems, and that was a huge role in. Yeah. It was kind of what set him up to four failure towards the end with putting because they pitted. After that they lost so many spots and then ended up in a couple of wrecks. Yeah. That's I think why they're listed as the losers Daytona just because they got caught up in the Rex not their performance. One driver, though, I'm not sure if it was a positive or negative Jimmy Johnson had an up and down week down in Daytona. I mean, it started with winning the clash controversial. Then had an accident in the fifties. And how about his DJ on parent road in pit road speed. This is definitely not your type of weekend. When you get run over here. Just doing your job. You know, you've got down to pit road speed. And all you're doing is looking ahead. And all of a sudden you get run over from behind. But these are the crazy things that happened in the sport. And he was a lot of the talk. Why are they keeping people, you know? Then on Sunday as luck would have it you get run into. That's just the way things. Go off say one thing though, I was down there Saturday walking through the Cup garage last year with the pressure the lack of performance, I didn't see a lot of smiles out of Hendrick motorsports camp in general, Saturday, Iran and Alex Bowman pretty chirpy are Anna check annouce working on the race car big smile on his face. So I think that's a lot of positives and optimism we'll see the pays off and they get the Vegas. But there's definitely excuse me, Atlanta. But there's often this issue said that because I thought the entire Dhiraj had kind of a little I don't know what it was, you know, normally it's very tense like, oh, so they don't have one hundred but the entire Dhiraj seemed to be a little more upbeat. I'm not sure what was going on. But it was it was more relaxed. I can remember. But you know, some other guys that I thought were winners. I think we have to talk about Ryan freeze. I mean Ryan pres sawing there late in the race. He did a great job of missing that. Rick his first full time year of driving a Cup car to come with a new situation to leave here. Bilton positive momentum. That's going to get more difficult. There's no question as he moved to Atlanta, Ken this team perform what they did it Atlanta. Like, they did a Daytona can they perform it Atlanta the pressure's going to get higher from him? But but it really good start with with this new team. Yeah. You so very talented. But you could just see they're a little inexperience at the end. He wasn't exactly sure what to do where he wanted to be. But gosh, experienced drivers have been in that situation too. But really really pleased to see that and really happy for him because this young man this worked hard to get himself in this position and Matt debated like man hate when he called the pack. Text me when he called the pack when he was trying to lap those guys. Excuse them. But he was digging man, you could see like when you take a guy that's not used to leading lattes, and you give him less and you put that guy the front. He's gonna force the tempo. And that's what we saw from. He got those cars, and he was like he was to get a job. And I think this said, hey, man. Just that we don't need to be involved in this. But he was really fun to watch. Yeah. Something's going to happen. Every week with this driver and team probably not. But I think that they have the opportunity to do some really good things. This is a driver in Matt that has always performed at a higher level. Then the equipment that he has been and now they had these Toyotas. They're moving in the right direction. And he's going to show. I think he's going to open some more is with some really good runs. But what a great job of driving. He did yesterday in every respect is unfortunate. What happened because I really wanted to see I thought that he would be somebody to watch at the end to see what moves were they willing to make was he willing to make to try to win the Daytona five hundred while unfortunately guys, it wasn't just racing from the news additonal the NASCAR community lost one of its own on Saturday with the artists. Sam bass probably best known for his colorful art, and his wonderful paint. Schemes always dedicating his times depict some of the best moments in the sport and DJ. Just not a great artists could just. A great human being. Yeah. Think say we talk about the talented people around there for this is one of those in his profession that what he did. And always had a grey smile to greet you with Sam bass will surely be missed in the NASCAR garage. Assigned to showcase pit crew. All stars on Sunday tire changers. Brianna Daniels and Brannagh O'Leary both pitted for the number fifty two car driven by Cody wear in doing. So they became the first female graduates of the NASCAR drive for diversity program to go over the wall in Daytona five hundred congratulations to both of them big moment big moment for sure for the sport. That's pretty cool. But guys we somehow made it through an entire another Monday show without doing anything to silly. But that yet, I know I a little nervous, but hey, last segment shouts. That's what we do in our last segment. DJ you have the floor. I what your shoutout from Daytona. Hey, how about Joe gins going back to where it all in nineteen Ninety-three? Joe didn't know what to do one the day on five hundred. None of us did because we've never done that before. But Jovan and nor Meller in Tommy Miller from interstate batteries. They went to stay in shape now with Dini winning again. What did they do? They take the Daytona five hundred winning trophy and go to steak and shake, and I think the. Driver showed up to. So they know how to celebrate. And where to do it. Right burgers. They're saying right now, I don't need to excuse to go to stick and shakes. A little steak and shake for sure with a little Daytona five hundred trophy. I love I just love to react to being a fan that went two hundred. And I mean, I wonder if they, you know, every time it's a drag outside five, they're not quite sure. But I think the tip. Hip gave it away. Then. Yes. Just in case by wondered pay outs going to go to the drivers and teams because you know, all week long. We heard all the Daytona five hundred can be single file. It's not going to be exciting wrong. We had a great Daytona five hundred drivers got up on the stick from the time. They dropped the green flag. And man, they went after it. And we as fans we're the winners for that. Because that's what we wanna see. We wanna see drivers getting after it in and the rules package. It was so criticized for a week all the rules. It was just the situations were different. And when when the situation got right? These drivers got up on it. And it was so much fun to watch. And listen a lot of people complain about the single file one fifties. And that's fine. They were very single father, Phil mine raises. I know a lot of guys disappointed with the accents. But you can't have one without the other good racing is going to happen. And you're gonna have big accents much rather? See forty cars finished, they talk five hundred. Absolutely. But in my. Mind thoroughly entertained for two hundred laps. It was some crazy racing. Good racing and the stages. I thought broke it up. Well, I know that's a conversation. People have about stages, but I like how broke it up kind of changed, and we haven't even dug into the old Toyota working with Chevrolet's. There was a lot going on Sunday. There was a lot going on. But the drivers outstanding job. And you talk about that. When you put half the field out there for the Dole's and things like that. It just things are going to happen. The way that you won't. And then the duals you're trying to make sure that you've got that car for Sunday too. So you're not going to be as amped up as Jeff was talking about while ago when it gets down to win the Daytona five hundred we said it the first lap. We saw the bottom lane work, and Jeff text goes it's going to be a good day. Good day. He was all excited like three, Lance. They were still like the bottomless roller. Yes. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Hey, guys, I have to get one more shout out today. February eighteenth is my parents made Martha cherry their sixty third wedding anniversary relations that absolutely absolutely happy anniversary to the Jarrett's. Well, that's gonna do it for us. But I think this is only appropriate as we say good night here from asker America. We're gonna give retiring race director, David who's the last word. Good to have you back out on the field to have years deal. Everything's done. To work with. Turn to turn to turn three. Great job today. Great job. Voyager work. Nice job. Thank you. David.

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Virtual NASCAR, Peloton Racing With PGA Pros, Predicting Fan Behavior, And More

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Virtual NASCAR, Peloton Racing With PGA Pros, Predicting Fan Behavior, And More

"This is only a game. I'M KAREN GIVEN NASCAR took last Sunday off for Easter but two Sundays ago fans tuned into an event that looked and sounded very much. Like the real thing sort of As computer generated fans cheered. The anthem was sung by the very real life actress. Rita Wilson recently recovered from covert nineteen while a computer generated. Us flag fluttered high above. A computer generated Bristol Motor speedway roadster brides. This is the racing pro series where real NASCAR drivers follow the real NASCAR schedule as they race each other on virtual re-creations of real life tracks and while other sports leagues have been struggling to keep fans engaged. Nascar whose ratings for real world events have dipped in recent years has been drawing a million viewers a week to TV broadcasts of these new virtual races. So what's it lake being a real driver in a computer generated world. I called up an expert. And asked I'm Michael McDowell? Nascar driver for Motor Sports in Right now I race virtually but normally I'm on the NASCAR circuit racing every Sunday. So I WANNA take you back a little more than four weeks ago to March thirteenth NASCAR had just cancelled the race at Atlanta Motor speedway. How soon did people start floating the idea of putting together an IRA series? The idea got flooded out pretty quickly. I'd say within that first week people talking about it. We were a little bit behind the ball. I didn't have a simulator rig set up Ready to go at my house. What did you have to do to get one setup? Yes so is a bit complicated. Just because by the time I got a hold of a couple of manufacturers they were already out of stock and then a lot of as everybody knows manufacturing of parts and pieces a lot of that stop so we ended up building one at front row. My my guys together chassis and we're able to get parts in peace shipped in from different areas and and just built it at my house and it's not the big motion triple quadruple screens. But I got a nice monitor Nice Set of pedals wheels. And it's not as fancy as some of the other guys but it does the job and It's worked well on network television. I A NASCAR all star race from the virtual homestead Miami speedway delivered by IRA. So take me to the start of that first race. How will your nerves compared to what they would have been if you were sitting in an actual race car? I think the nerves were about the same My heart rate was about the same. So I kinda shows you just you know the anxiety level that you have You know just like anything you want to do. The best you can and you don't WanNa make mistakes and you still have people watching and yeah so you don't WanNa go out there and spin out on the first lap and have your debut over so without a lot of practice was pretty nervous so I kind of eased into it and but now I think it's I feel fairly confident on there and comfortable and you still get nerves in jitters but not quite like you know strapping into Racecar Jimmy. I guess the best part is it gives everybody a chance to have a little fun on Sunday afternoon. Kind of forget about our troubles in our issues. The only thing looks like a gets hurt here. Our Egos what's it like to be able to make contact with another car and know that there's no risk of injury that's got to be kind of fun. Yeah it's fun. We've seen some excitement for sure Even though we all take it very seriously you know when there's no consequences for running into each other having crashes you could really go for it and hang it. All out Michael McDowell was Victoria. Heard certain he's not coming back to shop of fifty people. Explain why you Destroyed the race car. You just hit the reset button so you take more chances so cool to listen to that throttle just like the real thing you see now. I saw an interview where you said. That racing at Virtual Bristol is somewhat similar to racing at Real Bristol. At least in terms of things like the difficulty in passing and that sort of thing. Have you been surprised? By how similar racing is to the real thing? Bristle is a great Example of just how well they correllated as far as where the line was on the racetrack. How difficult was the past and the mental focus and the concentration to end the preferred lane? This Middle Lane. They kind of run a high lane. Going into the Senator Warner then. Diamond the corner in come off with the momentum still using all the you know the skills and techniques you would use to manipulate an actual NASCAR racetrack. It's how you process. It's a little bit different denny. Hamlin has been making the point that I racing unlike playing I don't know NBA two K. or Madden football. It can actually make you better at real racing. Do you agree with that? Yeah absolutely at something early on in my career that I did a lot of just because I didn't have experienced a lot of the tracks and I didn't even know half the tracks look like so I was able to play them in and get used to them and just get used to the surroundings and the different visual cues at us and look for and just an overall feel I think. Ira Seen actually allows you to focus on very small details. Where in the race car? You have an hour of practice in. You gotTA MAKE CHANGES TO THE CAR. So the drivers not working on himself as much as he is working on the race car and trying to get the feel that he needs. I racing has been a huge success setting records for TV viewership. Creating a lot of social media. Buzz some teams including yours have signed new actual sponsors during their virtual drive time really excited to announce the Celsius partnership Celsius is going to be on board thirty four car this weekend at Bristol. I think for a lot of fans I racing has been a really nice distraction. But it's almost also this sort of sense of normalcy in a world. That's anything but normal. What has it meant to you to be able to keep at some semblance of your job during this time for me personally. It's just giving me a goal. Ace given me something that I need to do and I want to be successful at it just like anything. So you've got to put the time in during the week and and so just having something to look forward to and Also having something to fix your mind on that will you allow you to continue to improve. You know it's not ideal obviously we all Wanna be back to normal life and doing our normal jobs but For the meantime it's Help passed some time. And it's been a lot of fun and It's given us something the race. Yeah Yeah I have just one last question. And that's now that my recording studio is here in my closet. I've been having a really hard time like separating myself from my work. Are you having trouble with that to do you find yourself wanting to hop onto your sim? At all times of the day. Yes and no you know I have four kids. So virtual learning has been harder than virtual racing. I can tell you that much or on spring break this week which were really happy about I feel like a fulltime. It guy just trying to get ipads and conferences up and figuring out. How do you turn schoolwork in virtually and making sure everything gets done with the kids? So that part is kept me busy in the afternoon. I'll hop on and deal practice and maybe even get a couple of races and I think that there are a lot of people at home probably being like yes. Like athletes have never been more relatable than they are right now. Yeah I think some of that is just the misperception right. Like I've always been a data for and I've always taught my kids with their schoolwork and homework and I think he's just getting to see more of what life's like at home but we're all pretty normal guys and girls and just hoping that we get to go to the racetrack. Soon Michael McDowell. Thank you so much. This has really been fun. Thank you Michael McDowell races for front row motorsports. We spoke with him ahead of Sunday's race at Virtual Richmond. We'll have a link to all the virtual NASCAR action at only a game dot org not every sport has the option to just go. Virtual the xfl filed for bankruptcy this week after the covert nineteen pandemic forced the suspension of play. Just five games into the league's much anticipated return and the idea that fans will come back to their seats quickly and without reservation when sports do start up again took a hit last week when Seton Hall University released the results of a survey in which seventy two percent of respondents say. They won't return to live sporting events until there's a vaccine experts. Say That Day is likely twelve to eighteen months away. I'm joined by Dan. Rascher professor and director of Academic Programs for the Sport Management Program at the University of San Francisco. Dan welcomed only a game. They give her having me. And Kenneth Shropshire CEO of Arizona State University's Global Sport Institute. Hi Ken this really good to be here. Okay let's first talk about the study itself. It was a relatively small sample. Just seven hundred sixty two respondents. They were asked ten questions. Ken was this a well. Designed well executed survey. Ooh You're not going to get me to hate on. An academic colleague is done many surveys. Are you know how big can you get if you could ask three hundred thirty million people in the country that would be a much better path than than asking seven hundred and fifty or twelve fifty or whatever the number might be and really I think more than anything else away the press put it out? There might be. What's most confusing to folks? If you're not a sports fan you were saying that. I'm not going back but you were never there in the first place so the real number the pressure to have had out there I think is sixty one percent or something like that in terms of sports fans said they would not come back totally fair so should we actually take people at their word when they say they won't return to sports venues until there's vaccine. I've looked at these sorts of situations in the past. If you think about the baseball strike A number of decades ago fans were essentially saying the same thing that they wouldn't come back now. That wasn't because of a health issue. That was because they were mad they were and they were going to take it out on the baseball teams and the players and the owners and then in the end of course the research shows that they did comeback. And we've seen that many situations where these surveys show that fans feel a certain way when they have to put their money where their mouth is. They actually tend to show up at these sporting events. So can if it turns out that fans are saying one thing in a survey and another thing if there buddy says hey. I've got front row seats for the NBA. Finals WanNA come. What do we make of the fact that what they say in the survey and what they do might not be the same people that are being surveyed answered the question honestly in the moment I think for the most part? I think people just don't know at the moment of truth. What the answer to many of these types of questions are going to be an advance so right you see this all the time. I'm so mad at the NFL players for striking eighty-two. I'll never go back and then you know it's now you know trying to twenty five Billion Dollars Sport. I do the this is a different situation. I think there's a lot more unknown here. I mean there's a fear of for people's health and so that maybe different and I think you know answering honestly as I sit in my room. I going to go back a magazine. The first guy in the gate probably not but of course I will end up going back to sporting events and I think that timelag I think is really what's going to be interesting is. How long will it take for people to to fill those arenas one of my colleagues got an email this week from something called the ticketmaster research team asking what safety precautions? She's like to see at events. Once events have started up again and from the questions she was asked it. Sounds like the ticketing industry and therefore probably the sports industry is taking the study pretty seriously. Ken should they be worried over? Sure I think the timing is is the big issue in how rapidly people will come back. And you know I. I heard people down here in Phoenix Some of the people of the diamondbacks elsewhere talking about you know hand sanitizers and in this bleed wiping seats down the sorts of things that they are anticipating that they'll need to do to provide comfort and for gene wine security for the fan so none. I think the industry is very wise to be mapping this out and not just for the marketing PR standpoint but also for for real health. Yeah I think of a place like Fenway Park which is a place I absolutely love but man how seats are small. Social distancing at fenway at. I mean. None of us know what's GonNa Happen here. It's possible that the CDC will recommend that there be no fans at sporting events. Until there's a vaccine in which this whole conversation will likely have been kind of mood but in the event that medical professionals tell us it's safe to go back. What does this tell you about? What's actually going to happen next? You know. I wouldn't be surprised if it's if it is gradual in the sense that in order to make people feel safe a league decides to limit the capacity to half or a third of the number of seats. And maybe that would make people feel comfortable and then a few weeks doing that and those folks are not getting sake. Hopefully we have more testing by then. Then maybe they can start to open up more. I'm there with Dan. And if you focus on the field of play that's the other issue may be the dominant issue so we've got ourselves a bit of a journey but but in the end it will come back you know with the nineteen eighteen pandemic and all these other times. We've come back with much less technology and and much less medical wherewithal and to you know I'm the sixty five year old guy. I am the last Guy. Back in the stadium. I mean I'm going to wait and see. I think demographic based as well I can see kids getting back out there pretty rapidly. Let's talk just for a second about what's at stake here because you know if there is a long layoff before fans get back in the stands the NFL would probably be okay but what about other leagues. You mean like the xfl. Yeah yeah well. That's the problem that we could see the surprise there. Was You know we thought there were three years worth of funding but you gotta look to the funding source which is the WWE which wants to survive too and if you can offload in expense and expensive happens to be an entire league. That's the kind of thing that can happen. So so we'll see it's all going to be a chain reaction kind of thing to the media enterprises will they continue support sponsors? Will they support so the fans are one segment there? A lot of dollars that come from a lot of different locations. Yeah exactly and the the major sports leagues have other sources of revenue. Maybe they'll come back if they can get the players and just earned media revenues for a bit and sponsor revenues before they fully earn ticket and concessions revenues and so forth. I mean I'm working the minors you know I mean. They don't really have much media revenue at all and so they need fans in the stands the hundreds of minor league teams out there. I wouldn't be surprised if many of them ended up going under or at least kind of mothballing everything until every fan can come back in the gate are they can at least draw a minimum number of fans. Dan Rascher is the director of academic programs for the Sport Management Program at the University of San Francisco and Ken Shropshire is the CEO of Arizona. State University's Global Sport Institute. Thanks to both of you. Thank you very much. Thank you care and take care. You're listening to only a game from an need to escape the news for a moment checkout endless thread a podcast from WB. You are and read it from mysteries to history. These two stories that will remind you of our shared humanity. Subscribe to endless thread on Apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen. I'm Karen Given the Nineteen eighty-seven movie the Princess. Bride begins with a situation. That may feel familiar right now. Actor Fred Character. The grandson is stuck at home. You feel in any better then. Peter Falk's character. The grandfather shows up with a gift along right when I was your age. Television was called Books Sports. No kidding fame Shane fighting torture revenge. Giants monsters chases and I thought we stretched the definition of sports. Our next story have any fencing fighting or torture but it is about the hot hand the movie the Princess Bride and a night that changed basketball. Here's only a Games Martin Kessler. There was little reason to suspect that February twenty seventh. Two thousand thirteen would go down as a turning point in basketball history. It was the middle of the dog days of the NBA season. That's the Wall Street. Journal's Ben Cohen who recently wrote a book called the hot hand the New York Knicks were hosting the Golden State Warriors that Madison Square Garden. And this is before the warriors are who we think of them as now and so. This was just a regular old boring regular season basketball game involving the New York Knicks. Which for those who may be unaware the past two decades have not been kind to the New York Knicks? But there is something a bit unusual about this game for the warriors. Golden State's all star forward David Lee be playing the previous night against the Pacers. He'd gotten into a fight and he'd been suspended by the NBA. The warriors would be missing leased nineteen points per game against the Knicks. Basically they're only offense was to unleash steph curry and hope that he got hot steph. Curry is now a global superstar famous for taking and making bunches of three pointers from all over the court but back in February two thousand thirteen. He wasn't even an all star and there was little reason to suspect that he was about to change the sport of basketball. Since his rookie season Steph had been an absurdly accurate three point shooter but in other ways his three point shooting wasn't particularly remarkable. He wasn't taking all that many three pointers and most of the threes. He did take or pretty standard. They weren't from far beyond the three point line and he was usually being setup off a pass from teammate. Rather than creating a shot firm self off his dribble he was basically playing basketball. The way that everybody had always imagined you should play basketball. He was boxed in by that. Imagination of Basketball Steph. Curry missed his first. Three Point Attempt on February twenty seven two thousand thirteen against the Knicks. He doesn't make a three for the whole first quarter. It just looks like a normal game for him and then what happens is that he makes one shot with a quick three ball. He makes another shot. Quick three light down main street on starting to feel good in this is where our story starts to become less about basketball and more about human psychology and fierce academic debate because Steph Curry. He begins to get a little bit crazier with the types of shots that he takes midway through the second quarter. The warriors gotta steal and curry had the ball in transition. He takes the ball on a fast break on a two on one and for the entire history of basketball. What almost everybody in his situation would have done was continued to the basket for a layup or to create another three pointer for his team. What he does is he stops behind the three point. Line steph curry was going to shoot under ordinary circumstances. Curry's teammates might have considered this a bad shot but curry and everyone else in the warriors uniform didn't believe these were ordinary circumstances. They know that he is catching fire. And they want to get him the ball because they think that he is hot. Now we're going to pause here nerd out for a bit curry and his teammates and basically every athlete believe something called the hot hand. The idea that after making a couple shots in a row curry actually becomes more likely to make his next one over decades though. Some academics have argued that. There's actually no such thing as the hot hand that the odds of curry making a jump shot are fixed like flipping a coin. Sometimes we might get lucky and get two heads in a row. But that doesn't mean the third flip is any more likely to come up. Heads Scholars have looked for the hot hand or this idea of being on a roll beyond basketball so there was a paper published not too long ago by a statistical physicist named Dash and Wang. He looked at what he called the hot hand periods of your careers so not just basketball in fact not basketball at all but he looked at Hollywood directors and he looked at artists and he looked at scientists and what he wanted to know was is creativity clustered do we have hits in our career that come before or after other hits he looked at. Imdb ratings for movies and he looked at Google scholar citations for scientists and auction prices for artists and what he found was that in all three industries if he knew what your best work is chances are it's surrounded by your second and third best work which is to say that there is this time in our career when we actually do elevate when we have these hot hand periods and so once. I found out that movie makers had their own hot hands. I was sort of intrigued. I went looking for some in. This is where we returned the Princess Bride Sports. Is this kissing book in Nineteen? Seventy-three William Goldman's fantasy novel featuring fencing fighting torture revenge giants monsters and yes. A bit of kissing was published over the next decade and a half. There were several attempts to turn the book into a movie. Golden like to tell this story that studio heads would buy the rights of the princess bride and then get fired. The next weekend there was something haunted about the princess bride yet and so. Why do you think people didn't want to make it right away? Why did have so much trouble? I think people have a hard time with things that push boundaries that tried to pack a lot of things into a little space. It's almost like a deep three point shot or something like that. People thought that you shouldn't do it and so people didn't do it and yet we now know that it probably makes a lot of sense to do it who would be empowered to take an unconventional shot like that someone with a lot of talent shore but that apparently wasn't enough cinema all stars. Robert REDFORD NON Jewison Francois. Truffaut had all tried and failed to make the movie. Ben Cohen thinks it had to be someone who also had the hot hand someone who is really on a roll which brings us to director. Rob Reiner if you can see the numbers. Go to Eleven A. In one thousand nine hundred. Eighty four reiner his big screen. Directorial debut with this is spinal. Tap A mockumentary about a heavy metal band. What we do is if we need that. Push OVER THE CLIFF. You know we do. Put it up to exactly one now. Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder these guys who now? It wasn't a commercial success until many years later but it was a critical hit. People liked it and not let him make another movie. Reiner next made the sure thing and then stand by me. Anything that if we find him we'll get our pictures in the paper. It is a huge commercial hit at the box office. It's once again at Critical Smash Rob Reiner was on a roll. And he knew what he wanted to make next. Rob Reiner puts all ships on the table. And he makes the princess bride. Buttercup Bush raised on some farm in the country floor favorite pastimes while riding a horse and tormenting the farm boy. That work is the use the hot hand to make something that nobody else would have wanted him to make national numbers. Follow us as I told you. It would be absolutely totally all other ways inconceivable basketball. We sort of have a word for this. It's called a heat check right. A heat check is when you've made a few shots in a row and you kind of throw up a crazy shot. A risky shot conceivable. I think what you're thinking miss. The Princess Bride was rob. Reiner's heat check in. If the Princess Bride was Rob Reiner's check. It was a switch. The movie became a cult classic. That's now in the Library of Congress's National Film Registry and maybe just maybe a belief in the hot hand or that any person can be on a roll helped Rob Reiner family. Get the unconventional film. Made now getting back to February twenty seventh. Two Thousand Thirteen Steph. Curry has hit two three pointers in a row. And now he's got the ball on the fast break he stops at the three point line in prepares to shoot this Ben. Cohen says was Steph. Curry's heat check. You could almost see this look of confusion on the face of the Knicks defender. Because what Steph curry was doing in that moment was so audacious. The shot of course went in. He kept going for the lead. Cut It hurry. Of course we got it. What a night for Steph Curry steph curry finished with fifty four points not Ben Cohen says most. Nba Superstars have a game where everything seems to click. But for steph curry the difference between before and after February twenty seventh two thousand thirteen is especially striking before that game steph. Curry in his career averaged eighteen points on five three point attempts per game after that game. He's averaged twenty six points per game on ten three-point attempts per game. This is when things changed. When he was allowed to shoot the types of three pointers that nobody had ever been allowed to shoot before regardless of whether or not the hot hand Israel and regardless of how significant the hot hand effect may really be. And you'll have to check out Ben Cohen's book to delve into all of that at the very least the fact that people believed in the hot hand. Help empower steph curry to take the sorts of shots. He'd always been capable of making since that night. Steph curry has one to MVP awards and NBA players are taking more three pointers than ever before. But there's actually one more reason. Why the Night Steph? Curry scored fifty four points on. The Knicks is noteworthy. The most amazing part of this game is that the Knicks actually did win. Steph had the greatest scoring game of his career and the warriors lost the New York Knicks. I just have one thing to say to that inconceivable. That's only a Games-martin Casler Ben. Cohen's new book is the hot hand the mystery and SCI of streaks. We'll have a link at only a game dot org never well. At least not in recent history has the ability to step into the back yard to play a game of catch and more appreciated by more people. All you need is a ball and glove and someone to play with Marshall. Gallinsky has owned his baseball glove since he was eleven. That's four decades. But he didn't appreciate how well his lifelong met was constructed or all that it represented until recently. Here's Marshall the finest in the field it says so right there on the glove just below the part. That's protecting my pinky from hard. Hit Line drives and ill-advised outfield dives since about nineteen eighty one. I'm not sure what role Andre Dawson had in. Its design but practically every ball. I've ever caught has come to rest. Just above his signature branded into the leather then my father long ago slathered with linseed oil wrapped in string and stuffed under a to break it in. So I've been using it more lately. My son is Levin now and he wants to play. Catch a lot that together with Sunday's playing Shouli softball for the past. Few Summers has kept the Mitt and me young and pliable enough when a piece of the lacing in the pocket tour this year I tried to fix it with some dental floss. It ripped apart on the. I catch my efforts repair or in a front to the MIT somewhere in America or Canada. Andre Dawson grimaced then. I happened upon the Doctor Glove. Lacing repair kit at a local sporting goods store for ninety nine. What could go wrong? Dr Glove was plainspoken. His directions on the back of the package. Be Sure to look carefully at the pattern of the lacing before taking it apart. Maybe it was the beers I'd consumed earlier but after I pulled the lacing apart I feared I would never get it back together. Dr Gloves Admonition was spot on for all the time. I'd spent pounding my fist and staring into that love for the past four decades. I hadn't appreciated the leather lacing labyrinth around my fingers for all those years the mid was so stable so reliable so dependable. And now it was a floppy eared rabbit puppet. It was Jello in leather. What I done pulling the repair kits leather laces through the Mitt had released the smells of a thousand literally gamed into my kitchen. The MIT must be saved. Its USEFUL LIFE. Our aging cells preserved an hour or so later the deed was done the. Mit is whole. All is right in the universe once again and it's still the finest in the field. Marshall Dolinsky is a Boston area attorney. Who plays catch with his son in all seasons whenever asked? We'll be right back with Charlie Pierce. Don't forget to follow us on facebook and twitter at only a game and WANNA add more positively to your podcast feed checkout kind world stories of extraordinary kindness and compassion. That's kind world. Subscribe now on Apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen. I'm Karen Given next week on only a game. What do you do when you're writing a book about training for the Boston Marathon and the Boston marathon is postponed? Run Your Own Marathon. Of course but now it's time for Charlie Pierce and the week's news. Hi Charlie Hi Sharon the XFL has filed for bankruptcy citing the uncertainty of knowing when the pandemic will quote sufficiently abate. As the cause of the League's demise. Are you sad to see a go again? I'm not surprised I mean because it was going to struggle in the first years anywhere and then it gets hit with this out of nowhere. Lightning bolt actually produced a product. That people were willing to watch so yeah I feel Kinda bad about this. The XFL is owned by. Vince McMahon and his other enterprise the and the wwe has been declared an essential business in Florida. Because Florida Governor Raimondo. Santa's in Florida. If it wasn't for the president he would be reckoned to be. The most recklessness irresponsible executive in all of American politics but he knows which side of the bread is blurred and Vince McMahon. His pack and his wife who used to work for the trump administration are all very influential. Well just a few days after being declared an essential business in Florida. The wwe released a number of veteran performers and furloughed a portion of its workforce again citing the cove in nineteen pandemic as the reason for the cost saving measures meanwhile according to Forbes. Vince McMahon's net worth heading into the weekend was one point nine billion dollars. You think he would keep on a couple of secretaries anyway. Don't you yeah Yeah I mean this is an excellent opportunity for profiteering at a lot of different levels and people who are inclined that way or taking advantage of it live. Baseball is back Charlie. As long as you don't mind watching the racketed monkeys live on twitter. Play Games that start very very early in the morning. Right-center Don makes the grab. Will YOU BE TUNING? I think the very very early in the morning part is what's GonNa keep me from turning to be perfectly honest with you. I mean if you're a baseball fan that's what you've got right now so the racket monkeys are your ball club and by the way the racket in monkeys they are going to sell a lot of gear in the United States. Boy Are they. The League is called the Chinese baseball. Professional League. Games are being played in empty stadiums and officials in Taiwan. Say they've been able to resume play because they were very good early. On at slowing the spread of the virus. I am no medical expert but I do wonder if it's a good idea to tempt fate like this considering we don't know a lot about the virus yet but You know it's interesting to watch the Empty Stadium experiment get a public test. Although you know some baseball stadiums are so regularly emptied that it doesn't seem as odd as maybe a football game. Would well no. That's not a kind thing to say about the Florida. Marlins difficult time here in the US. The only pro baseball is virtual pro baseball. Where major leaguers play each other on the video game version of the sport called? Mlb The show and so far. The Star of the show has been Texas Rangers. Slugger Joey Gallo who won his first nine games any chance. This performance will help Joey. The next time is real. Life contract is up. Don't think management is likely to apply your virtual skills to actual baseball. If that happens then we're all doomed. I mean once. Virtual sports in real sports are declared equal in our minds. We're all trouble once again. Virtual NASCAR has had real world consequences. Driver Kyle Larson was suspended for using a racial slur during an unofficial virtual race. Larson has also lost sponsorships. Ironically Larson came up through NASCAR's drive for diversity program. He's the only driver of Japanese descent to win a major NASCAR race. What do you make of all this? I think this unfortunate I think Nascar did the right thing but if you want an embarrassing way to get suspended this is it. Yeah Patrick Mora. Tog Lou. Better known as Serena Williams coach is calling on the governing bodies of tennis to help lower level players are people who earn a living solely on tournament winnings who are struggling financially due to the corona virus pandemic. It really should be noted that lower level players struggled financially. Even when there's not a global shutdown so maybe they can work on fixing that at the same time yeah. These are the players who struggled to pay for their own travel to pay their own coaches and what passes for their salary depends on how many matches they win. It's a razor's edge kind of life and I think you know while everyone's trying to fix everything you know under the umbrella of the CORONA VIRUS. This is you know this is something that certainly deserves to be looked at and finally Charlie in this world without sports. I've found the sports hero. We all need. Take a listen. That's really the official mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers Bouncing Ping Pong Ball off various household items and into a cup and. I don't think I've ever been more entertained. First of all courteous national hero except we accept that as a truism and who cares if it took him like a whole week to get those shots in you know that you don't think it was one time one time only. Charlie is the guest editor of the best American sports writing two thousand nineteen and he joins US each week at this time on only game. Thanks Charlie thank you Karen I can't guarantee that it will be quite as entertaining as watching a giant orange mascot bounce ping pong balls off of pots and pans but we it only a game are doing our best to bring you great stories even during this pandemic subscribe to the only game podcast on Apple Stitcher spotify or wherever. They're keeping the podcast these days. While you're there leave us a review that would be swell and thanks. The Tour de France has been rescheduled for August. But that doesn't mean athletes aren't snapping into their pedals to compete though they may not be the athletes. You're expecting guys Watson here a bit in the house for a while in we all know is not fun. It's stressful but I got on the Peleton Bite and release some stress with golf courses kind of being deemed non essential to a pros or having to find ways to stay active and competitive. That's Jonathan Wall. He's the managing editor for equipment at Golf magazine and Golf. Dot Com you hop on a spin bike and you can race against fellow to were pros you know. This is kind of a way for the players especially to kind of scratch that competitive each recently. Jonathan got a chance to scratch a competitive edge of his own and by doing so he learned something about his own athletic ability it all started on March twenty fourth twelve days after PGA pros were sent home in the middle of the Players Championship. Justin Thomas Edison with me Friday morning. Nine o'clock central so. I'm not sure let's all ride together get fit together. Police stress together. Let's do it. Come on here we go. We do a daily zoom call like a lot of other companies one of our social media editors she she said Hey. Does anybody happen to have a Peleton. And there was this silence and I thought I guess I'm the only new hassle and so I kinda just said Yeah. Yeah I've got a penalty on. She says Justin Thomas in Bubba Watson her two of the bigger names on the PGA tour are going to be doing a Peleton ride do. Do you want to hop on chronicle it and so I said sure why not? I've always been inactive guy. Love love being outdoors. Love Playing Golf Basketball Skiing. I'm not an athlete but I definitely train in exercise just to stay healthy. I thought you know it's just fun. I'm GonNa ride with these guys. Then I found out that rory mcilroy was in the group and that really. Kinda up the motivation for me. So why? What's the big deal. Why has rory the guy everyone wants to be? Yeah so it kind of goes back back to the players championship which is the PGA tour flagship event. Glad to be back. Obviously it was a you know this this week. Last year was was huge for me. In terms of there have been rumors going around that rory was the Peleton King on the PGA tour and he was just cranking out. Numbers output numbers that that professional rider cyclists would would probably be proud of Shane Ryan. Who writes for for Golf Digest? He happened just ask Roy. Other numbers real and rory kind of just admitted yeah by. I am pretty good at the Peleton Billy. Jt Charlie again. He goes on social media and he'll poke fun at some of his other point competitors. I mean they openly try to beat rory on the PALATINE. It's a big deal when you're the number one. He's the number one golfer in the world. When you're number one everybody's chasing you in so even in the Peleton arena pro. Golfers are trying to dethrone the bell. Talking Okay so set the scene for me. It's the morning of this ride. Yep So my Peleton is located in the House we have. We have a workout room. It's one of those things where I'm actually a little bit nervy which is crazy because I hop on the Peleton on a very regular basis lapped on the road and I hop on the Peleton and I opened up the class in. It was like okay. I'M GONNA go out. I'm going to try and be rory snapping and go. It's pretty quick once you once you click start on a class. You have probably about a minute to warm your legs up and then they do about a forty five minute warm up where you really start to ramp up the speed and the resistance. If you want thirty minute ride go with we go. Is there a soundtrack? Is there an instructor screaming at you? How does it go? There has definitely instructor screaming at you. Although I will admit that it's usually me screaming I it's usually about midway through the ride where I will really angry and question why I'm on this. This darn bike car starting to the darker than they were going as. You're on this bike looking at digital screen. It has a whole bunch of output number so it has a digital leader board which shows you where you stand based on your output and the output is a combination of your resistance. And then you also have your cadence which is how fast you're going so I usually swipe the leaderboard away and I just look at the cadence. The resistance total output. That's it as I was writing against Justin Thomas and Bubba and rory the Peleton King. I had no idea where I stood the entire race until the end. All Right. So when did you finally give into temptation to look so? I will admit it was very difficult. I really wanted to peak and it wasn't until probably within the last minute of the ride where I took a look at the leaderboard and I had PR. Which is personal record? And I figured like wow. I'm Racing Roy and I'm putting out numbers that I've never put up as you tell them hitting reading. That's a wrap thirty minutes a lot of fun then. C. J. D. Rob you here. You're riding with Justin Thomas and bubba Watson and Roy Mack Roy. People think well do you get to see them. Are the videos thankfully? There's not because nobody wants to see me dripping and sweat screaming at an instructor so I had to go in and check on where rory was actually scrolled up and down the leaderboard. I and I figured even though I had a great ride I'm like worries Gada. Beat me scroll all the way the top and I didn't see him. I thought I must have missed him. Sprawled down and then it was. Oh my goodness I beat Rory Sherman finished up for fifty eight of ten thousand bad golf writer. Even if he beats me again I can tell I still beat you that one time and I actually beat them pretty handily now. I don't WanNa diminish what you've done but is there any chance rory was just having a bad day. It's it's definitely possible. I don't know any other area. In sports were a average person can compete against the best in the world. You're never going to get a chance to play rory on the golf course in a competitive setting. This is the closest thing you're going to get. I actually saw Roger. Federer is on Pelivan in. He's putting up insane. Numbers people always say. He's kind of in the twilight of his tennis career. Not all the Peleton. Can you beat Roger Federer? I'd no chance to Peleton tournament in see them like one through sixty four pro athletes and let them go head to head and Crown Peleton King. Throughout all sports. I think it's a great idea. I would love it do for charity. Maybe maybe they can put a bug in somebody's ear INN and they'll get a going. That's Jonathan well managing editor for equipment at Golf Magazine. And Golf Dot Com. We'll have a link to his original story at only a game DOT ORG and Roy mcelroy. If you're listening Jonathan's up for rematch whenever you'd like only a game is produced by Jonathan. Chang Martin Kessler Gary Wallich our technical directors marquees meals. Our executive producer is me. I'm Karen Given only a game returns next week. Thanks for listening.

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Garage Pass - National Show

Garage Pass National Show

00:00 sec | 1 year ago

Garage Pass - National Show

"Kyle Busch know just keep winning and the stats will keep filing up water away from two hundred victories. I I mean, I don't know what else to say that that I've not already said he's driven by trying to do something. Great and Phoenix fisticuffs. I saw video the fight. Yeah. Yeah. Carol NPR ins garage pass. Hey travelers. Do you want to save money on your next flight sin, pick up the phone and call? That's right. Call because the best prices are not online. They're with smartfares. See smartfares has special deals with the airlines when they have unsold seats they use smartfares to fill them. So you get airline tickets at ridiculously low prices. Our prices are to low to publish online with the extra money, you'll save you can book another trip for treat yourself to dinner or shopping. So stop searching all of those travel sites to find the lowest price on your next flight. Let one of our smartfares expert travel agents, find ridiculously low prices for you. Call smartfares today and get the best price on your next flight guaranteed. Also, save up to fifty percents off business and first class tickets eight hundred nine eight nine oh, two three three eight hundred nine eight nine oh, two three three eight hundred nine eight nine two three. Three that's eight hundred nine eight nine zero to thirty three in sweeping the xfinity and monster energy Cup races. At phoenix. Kyle Busch has now collected one hundred ninety nine wins on nascar's top three series and his aspirations to get the two hundred could happen this coming weekend in Fontana, California. And we've been talking about it for a long long time. I mean, I don't know what else to say that I've not already said, you know, it's just a goal that I set out long long time ago. You know, just having the opportunities that I have we just go out there and try to win each and every time we're in a race car. That's what my job is. And you know, we just keep winning and the stats will keep piling up. You know, it's certainly be nice to to get it done on wall on the west coast swing, but it's not an assess ity at it'll happen when it happens and can't push too hard and do stupid things or make mistakes in order to think too much about that number his team owner, Joe Gibbs, I think he is driven by things like that by records. I think he's he's driven by now. Try. To do something. Great. And so I think it'll be a big deal for him. Some people are trying to compare Bush's victory. Total in three divisions to the two hundred Richard petty captured in Cup competition only in response after Sunday's race. The king said this we're going against different competition. You know, we had the woods boys. We had but more at junior Johnson, Holman and moody, I mean, they were that the teams that I had to be and now he's running against teams race avenue. So basically, they was probably more people that could win races back then minore today and in coming home eighth in Phoenix Jimmy Johnson recorded his best finish in the last ten races. Ready to set record time at the dealership accelerate car buying online with auto trader do your paperwork get financing options and a traded by you all online to get a monthly payment based on your information lit for you by safe time at the dealership when you start the deal online. Accelerate the ordeal with auto trade. When Daniel Suarez. And Michael McDowell got into a fight after qualifying. It was the talk of the garage and Phoenix that Suarez through McDowell to the ground like a sack of potatoes. Didn't surprise Ryan Blaney. I saw video the fight. Yeah. Yeah. I don't know what I guess look like an event of someone cut someone off I'm guessing no yet. He's a strong guy. Oh mcdonald's. Big Schwartz works out. Good. Mark Garo NPR ins garage pass. Brought to you by auto trader dot com.

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Daily - Bristol All Star Recap - Chase Elliott Wins

The Final Lap

01:29 min | 3 months ago

Daily - Bristol All Star Recap - Chase Elliott Wins

"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on the twenty twenty all-star event from Bristol Motor speedway went down last night, and I was the all star open to qualify to get themselves into the main event Eric Merola took stage one to move on William Byron took stage to and Matt Benedetto on the overall event to move on to the big show, the all star. Star race in Clint. Boyer was the fan voted in driver. bubba Wallace had some harsh words for Michael Mcdowell after his forty-three car got dumped and wrecked. We've got the full details at facebook dot com slash the final APP on that feud brewing onto the All Star Race Main Event Ryan Blaney took stage one chase Elliott one stage, two and stage three and took home. Home, the million dollar prize money and the prestige of winning this marquee event chase. Elliott wins the All star race in just five starts locking him into all future. All Star races for the foreseeable future first career all-star win after leading sixty laughs the only two times. The All star race wasn't at Charlotte Motor speedway Elliott has now one bill at Atlanta and now chase? Chase at Bristol Ninth All Star Win for Hendrick motorsports. In case, you're interested. I. The top five looks like this any Hamlin Brian Kozlowski. Kevin Harvick Kyle Busch Kim of one spot short of that one million dollar prize money that chase Elliott. Ultimately took home up next for the NASCAR Cup series of course is Texas Motor speedway and that's this weekend. Check it out. Dot Com.

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In The Draft Show - Kansas NASCAR Playoff Race!

In The Draft Show - NASCAR Talk

1:14:38 hr | 1 year ago

In The Draft Show - Kansas NASCAR Playoff Race!

"Pick up the latest fire extinguishers and smoke alarms from Kibera alarms come with lithium ion batteries that a last for ten years exactly the right time to start you need to replace your home's old fire safety equipment every ten years in other words toss at ten then started and the best place to start the Home Depot seriously how many times has this happened in the past like two or three years I wanNA say at least four or five times where a race gets rained out on Sunday I know it's going to happen that way died there's nothing I can do to stop it which is the Poopie part right very bizarre back for a couple of days and right now it's in the back for a couple of days section I swear I have the bird flu possibly malaria maybe even West Nile well at least you're consistent yeah totally part the worst part about this whole thing is that for the first time in weeks NASCAR was on the main network yes and they're going to be on the main network when we kinda switched to winter even though we don't have winner here now you're but I'll get this cold right and then I'll go through the whole process of the cold and it'll be over and then it comes we ended up getting a phenomenal finish we didn't know it at the time that we were going to but we ended up with then you retroactively go back and you think oh my gosh if it hadn't been and then you've got this audience that was tuning in early for Sunday night football that maybe they used to be Nascar fans are like screw this it sucks the Sports Dataman and then they turn on the TV a little bit early for their sons football because the you know the afternoon game is over and they see craziness at the end of Talladega and this wild finish and they ignore the fact that Lau y'all want allows Doing his best Harry Carey in maybe they had the sound turn down they were just watching it then they come back on Monday and we get this amazing finish and nobody sees it it's it's been a bit but we've I don't just like there's nothing that anybody can do to stop weird finishes at Talladega what a fund race that happened on Monday nobody for consol man I mean and welcome everyone in the draft with Wilson and was I'm Wilson here in Sunny Southern California meanwhile right across the Internet give me a little leeway because the cold is still lingering you down with the sickness every every year this happens to be right around right going to watch it anymore and maybe their new fans are like I love things hitting each other a love dudes and pads just slamming into each other sounds really bad when I say it that way this weekend is while they're going to be on NBC for the cut race but it's Kansas man it's intermediate track who gives a crap it's just gonNa be the same racing that we've seen all year long we get to Talladega such a wasted opportunity especially seeing how this race ended up playing out yeah but I mean so I think it was a whole God who wasn't Ryan Ellis said that you know if we start at this race two or three hours earlier when the head army had are beautiful studio of the dakotas version two point zero one Mr Scott wise what's going on there was man we talk for a living I know well you gotta give me great finish and then all of a sudden you get new fans from it but instead the freedom rain and it's not that NASCAR could've done anything about the rain it's not the rain is not their fault but it's just it shouldn't have to be that way NASCAR shouldn't have to rely on just happenstance that honesty if they were better at you know I don't know doing turn down the TV sound yeah turn on the TV because they're like I can't deal with this and after five minutes I five minutes I've ever seen NASCAR LIKE I can't deal with this attorney and they see the so you know and they keep pushing the question the start dates further and further and further into the day which is stupider and stupider and super because you run into Sunday night football right and that was the worst any kind of marketing they wouldn't have had to rely on the crossover or hoping that people were waiting for America's best pre game to come on in the mid like oh no it's racing and that'd be I know and they needed to do it again because Monday night a bunker is pretty terrible dude soccer I don't watch that much so it's bad you're not missing anything good hurry cool the callers anymore money seven different levels of replay and we're still arguing about effing refs dude well yeah because the replay shows one thing and so so heartaches everybody there is no instant replay in Nascar when it comes to going below the line if there had been it would have been pretty close the head of officials of refereeing tells the referees to say another thing that's the by the way Joe Tests story is not that good really we needed to do that who knows what you would have seen back then because I know what it was like in the Infield at Pocono and I know that Talladega is like three times pocono would have been a borderline call when it came to Ryan Blaney there because you got Ryan Newman random and get some front rambling gets the push he's coming up the inside Torello Rico I wish I wish they would have a moment ineffable well the different networks can't nobody need to hire him because Monday night football burger and Arlen yeah and booger is like yelling he was yelling I was so mad he was yellen last week and I could care less could care less who woman in football the story is of the Infield so I can't even imagine I would like to go to Talladega once just to witness the infield but really back in the day Israeli when you ten years ago tonight and he's like going off about the refs the refs the refs I'm like you know what Dude you had sixty forgiven minutes to keep the other team from scoring more points when you hear about the refs though that is a big point of conjecture for the for the NFL Right now oh man the rest because ride the sixers leaving the door open but then he tries close it a little bit and then it looked like blaney putting tires on the line but it certainly looked like he was forced down there as well it was it was definitely through those who watched it yeah I I will give credit to the Talladega fans because there weren't a whole lot there to begin with but the Jordy of them did come back for Monday yes I mean Talladega the stance aren't the big thing the Infield is obviously is man like honestly it is yeah and there's more people wanna go talent like honestly there's nothing called pocono nights if it is probably a Raunchy movie so there's a reason Dr George to recreate Greece token like hell no don't do anything Joe Buck is that who it is Joe Buck now he's Fox he's baseball football I tell whoever's doing it and then then the somebody Lugano did and make it to the end of the race than it is to have the huge you know point fall that those guys had and we'll talk about here in a minute when we get all the way back to the front how by avoiding the big wrecks right and then he ends up finishing second or third something like that then you've got Lugano who gets caught up in uh-huh so good for him I guess yeah I mean it's it's what can we do and then Joey Logano who just you know he his car looked like literally the pair of them pulled a Jimmy Johnson just tipped off the big one yeah I for one 'em all about that Bass and say you know what concert duct tape afterwards yeah that was the thing okay so you had a tale of two drivers there you have Denny Hamlin goes a lap down at one point then he centered pretty damn good race for him yeah I think so you know venture gaining something you should have gained the first place and both those guys Alex Poem could have been a little bit smarter in that it was just the stage to yeah and he owned it he owned at that point he said he said it was his fault I'll go with you but you're going to get wrecked and then the six pack dolphin them that made the ending even more exciting because there was that little bit of almost contact there it was it was a good time for all Iraq and they'd satellite duck tape the car together with like a roll of crap somehow he goes back there and is in the lead pack at the end of this thing and it's up eleventh which all things can on twitter why am I not getting America's Pre Game I love Dan Patch right exactly exactly yeah I think it's thereto and APP but still Torri is to Rica doing the trick at the playoff picture yeah no I mean obviously you got any means necessary kind of situation and that's when you look at you know Lugano doing what he didn't and a couple of them sparked off the big yeah so I mean it's it's a situation where I don't understand why it was it was a it was a good race you had to too big too big ones Yep was the Alex Bowman one and they said that they're going to talk about protecting the playoff drivers and rather than team orders there's GonNa be manufacturer orders which I think is just completely we're the opposite of William Byron Compare William Byrom Win Stage Clint Bowyer Windsor Stage those guys both get caught up in wrecks at the end would it's far more important to do at Hamlin ought on the other hand so I think it's a bit innocuous it is stupid that they're trying they're suggesting that the race being manipulated the special I such a big deal about it and so so the big thing is I guess the manufacturers telling drivers an Chevy specifically because they gathered two guys in during the rain delay talk to him when things got underway on Monday and we talk about something before we get into the playoff picture and surprise finishers how sick of you were about about the whole Chevy win and those guys raced it all the way back you're not gonNa Tell Ryan Newman Okay you've got to give up the lead for another four drivers not going to happen right dom yeah like I mean you're taking the racing out of racing down also let it be known that three Chevy drivers finished in the top ten petr drafting wise exactly yeah you know I was I thought they were making too big of a deal of it on TV with one exception if they tell those guys that's her off because if they weren't then you know Ryan Blaney would have been pushing you know Ryan Newman to the Orion Uma would have moved over and allow Brian blaming to go by the kind of stretching you know the situation think about Jimmy Johnson with allied allied came on and they took over that car and they're not paying a little bit to be on that car and Jimmy Johnson has driver at that point so if there were gonna be consequences like if a Chevy guy pulls out a line and help support guy then you're you're gonNA lose your sponsorship or you're GonNa have money doctor something like that win but would piss me off if it was confirmed is that they were suggesting there could be consequences if you didn't help Yeah Chevy driver or four driver or Toyota the need for manufacturers to stick their nose into it I understand they have a little bit at stake here it's great but at the same time like if you want your cars better don't put a pointed nose on them in and one in four ever how would they feel if Jimmy was in front of a line of four or five Chevy's included William Byron that included you know if they bring them all into a room and they're like Oh man you get this you know you gotta help each other out you got to help each other out you got to help out the playoff drivers kind of CBS counted Canidu- she but at the same time like you can say whatever you want once you get to the final lap as we saw you know once you get into final Talladega like NASCAR needs all the help they can get right now what you don't want to say okay guys go out there manipulate the race but the thing that would that that was speculation winless streak with them on the hood I'd be pissed if I were them yet especially with this new sponsorship model that's come up which I don't know if we're gonNA talk about later but eh oh I know right and the stupid meeting and I can't believe it end up with the list man now I want to make sure so annoyed by that by the they should do is maybe Is Maybe limit the access that the manufacturers have with the drivers over like say you know you know the sponsors who are actually putting much more money well a decent amount of money into it than the manufacturers I can't say much more money because I think the manufacturers also have it there but like at what point do you feel bill so yeah hopefully hopefully they were not suggesting were threatening the drivers with with sanctions if they didn't surprises when it comes to the playoff driver segment winters like assembly and Byron boy and by Ramon Right before the rain came on Sunday and then Clinton won the second segment a break like that like you have to stay in your car or you know the you know I don't know something like something along those lines a play by the team rules or anything like that and the big thing is what does what Ken Nascar do anything about it nothing I was just thinking about that do you think they should should yeah oh I didn't put it on the list do they announced more details of it well it looks like one company is going to be part of that first and we'll talk about that yes we that's bs because that is like actively moving the racers actively manipulating the race right and that's the thing too is like sanctions in it looks to a casual viewer it looks like Chevy pulled all their drivers in to the room and told them that they needed over to get back on the track and many many guys because I'd probably helped him out a ton yeah yeah so so yeah those were the the big yeah I mean now that they know at this point I think that they have to be cognizant of that that it could happen again and so at Daytona Talladega if there's of self or dumb yeah yeah if the idea that is stupid because I mean at that point why are you even re and how do you think sponsors feel about that too I know the do you think they should in a situation like that in the future because they didn't know right they didn't know that this was going to be a thing now that they know do you think that in the future a second ago if that were the case and afford had T- mortars Blaney Newman what do you do Lugano in there but but because send dylan that it right that included Alex Bowman and he let those drivers go by and then helped push them to the wind because of that he didn't break his L. and blamed it was like ground man at one point it looked like he started the move and there was like you know what I'm going to pull the kiss laskey on you if you want to keep coming down you're GONNA get wrecked if I go with you Johnson that he can't win the race he has to push William Byron to the win instead it's like no I bro Bra Bra I got seven titles I think you need to pass things I think you need to limit restrict where they're able to go in the garage after the race starts you you have to almost make it a cold who fix the outcome of the race and that's good for anybody no no when you say fix considering last week was the was the ping gate you know a decade ago Richmond how was that any different how is that different than telling Jimmy stoppage in play then everybody's to each driver can talk to their team or go to their haller but you can't have like an active meeting now you see I mean that's that's a hundredth anniversary of the black socks oh was it really yeah so I mean you have to look at that too the Nascar we take it seriously given the fact that we had but that corvette looks pretty bad ass so they're talking about that that's pretty funny but yeah I mean you almost have to make it like NC double a. recruiting yeah like you can only do so much or else you're in if you have the opportunity you need to let Alex Bowman by you need to let William Byron by you need to let chase Elliott by and then you need to push them victory KNOB era Chevy but it's not all right for you know for Walter Bracing right so anyway you get you into mucky territory especially in the playoffs that's silly though I did love the Chevy drivers don't talk about saying they're talking about the new Camaros Quebec new corvette whatever shows us by the way and I'm not a corvette gone so let's talk about surprise finishers because I found this I thought Larry because you're looking at Talladega you always have like some weird guys in the top ten right emerald my mind is no different than a Chevy executive Senate standing in a room saying Jimmy or to any of the other Chevy drivers that aren't in the playoffs relation of rice. Yeah no I agree I think that should be a thing yeah so not because I think that any of those guys can have a real impact on the race tip Nah not for me at that point Chevy guy gets fired I mean I don't know maybe NASCAR does need to step in there at first I was like baby serene on trip that wreck their one see now here's the thing we need Europe it offered a Joey Logano get loose on them and then trip them all career for four years right yeah I bought him it's just like what are you doing when he wasn't even the one that did it you know right so how's it all right for the second best finish this year his best sixth in the Daytona night race ty dillon his third top ten of the year is other to Daytona five hundred win seven ty Dillon Tenth Ross chesting twelfth to Thirteenth Castle Fourteenth Fifteenth so sort of looking at what they've all done this year Michael McDowell's fifth matches his best finish of the year which was also a fifth in the Daytona five hundred coral joy seventh he your driver in terms of all this garbage why are you doing this about white play my guy like this yeah and somebody who thinks that you know thinks that might be a bit exaggerated the were or your and I thought it was hilarious all the sudden it was like maybe these aren't surprised these based on the stats I'm looking at there's no surprise at all here one they survive true to all these small teams only prepare either they prepare to cars for the entire year Shea Tony Parker Congressman ties his best finish of the season in the Daytona five hundred so it's not none of these guys are surprised when you look at it that way God they're making such a big deal out of it and I didn't like the fact they had nothing to talk about so that's all they were talking about and so I was getting sick of it but now going back and thinking about it a little bit yeah there's to me there's there's very little difference Advani but again between saying something like that which out of it or not and what happened emerge Mond you know that killed Murray treks is I and then Michael McDowell we know we know how well front row motorsports has run true and they've won their true I Dunno cordless Joyce driving for anymore twenty and the poopie category Boyer twenty-third Kiss laskey Twenty Fifth Corrects twenty-six Byron Thirty Third Bowman thirty seventh big ASS frigging spoiler on the back of that damn thing so so those your surprise finishes not much of a surprise at all in the playoffs things go fast the team that that that team right there tied Dylan the GEICO team always as well of course car and then it's a it's a tape space car with the weird the weird the weird spoiler in the back it looks like it's going to electrocute some flies in and then we're guys went over down to the top fifteen started writing down these guys who were not your playoff Dr not guys you would expect to be in the front of any kind of racial Michael McDowell death coalition the owner of the only time they ever do the same guys always are the ones that do well that you wouldn't expect the same guys are two things I'm there's something different between those two though now of course not yeah I mean same time on sister Helena driver to spin out so somebody else can make it in the playoffs is Larsen was twenty-ninth good thing for Larson that he had the win in his Larson was thirty nine thirty ninth rather good thing for Larsen he had that win in this back Foyer Blaney and UN Byron Boyer Bowman Both Pick Larson I picked both race winners so far so you have haven't you so that's good because they went from being a top ten car to being outside of the top twenty in terms of points I will say this I My second list of elimination on a night race Ross chastain tall second best finish of the year is best finish Daytona five under Matyszak same thing his best fish tonight race Lemme castle same thing his best finish else things were a little bit more interesting only three playoff drivers finished in the top ten blaming who wanted Hamlin Third Chase Elliott eighth then between eleventh and nineteenth you had joey Logano and his duct tape car eleventh harvick seventeenth Kabul nineteenth below the outside of the hey tony a former restrictor plate race and then our car Yup so April third car and a road course car sorry Byron and Boyer winning the segments having the cars I mean that was a huge huge hit as we'll talk about here in a second to their playoff hopes this is terrible health house doing pretty you still we all went we both went three B.'s but I went blaney and you went I went Byron thank you save then we get into gray area all right in seventh break his last get by twenty eighth Joey Logano eighteen then the cutoff Oh God the forget spoiler is almost as big now as the frigging car tomorrow spoiler I thought you were going to Johnny car- it's almost as a know nothing could be I'm in have won races and because of that now the sub we got some big named drivers like kind of on the bubble here we have every we have the Chevy content again today's the day for Dick and saving a kid a fire safety equipment now at the home depot more saving more doing us only knock it that he could pull out here and not have to worry about it but for someone like Bowman simply buyer especially for Boma Boyer those guys winning the segments having good cars worried about him he's up forty one points I mean he'd have to you have to crash I really has to start each should be in yeah Kevin Harvick up thirty six point six on Alex Bowman eighteen back Chase Elliott twenty two back Clint Boyer Twenty Four Back William Byron twenty-seven back like you said had Ryan Blaney not won this race move everybody the points back for William Byron something like that well if Blaney doesn't if he doesn't win chase Elliott's five back oh there you go he was in he was in the thirty three car archie seeing Hillary I don't know which one that is what the the tide Illinois's thirteen summit corey a forming good thing I'm winning in the race's purse per se but if Ryan Blaney hadn't won that one had a lot closer cuddle yeah and that's the thing that up one and you've got boyer bone rather in Chase Elliott four points back you know boy or six points back and so at a lot closer cut off and then on top of that it definitely jumbles things up blaming having won both blaming an Larson having won that race to guys below the cut line Blaney seven back and then boy in Byron Yeah they're bowman above the cutoff line by five points yeah so you'll be you'll be in really things will be a lot more interesting going in Oh yeah sure going into Kansas and you would think that these drivers below the cutline winning would make it more interesting going in the Kansas but has actually made it less interesting but when we look at this list inquiry was in the thirty to thirty thirty today go fast then ty dillon of course in the German car yeah Germain car so I mean all these cars just prepare to cars let's see you do that because they knew knew there were screwed let's look at that so Kabul fifth right now as big as the one on the back of Johnny Piece Karma is insane my God he could he could race it the Talladega probably finished fifth yeah now it's going to be bizarre being below line Bowman who's been very consistent this year below the line Byron there you go foyer this not as best track Kansas even though it should be I mean I are any of those guys because there's some solid drivers v Raith Busch Harvick Kozlovsky Llegado but you still have chase Elliott very capable of isn't scored in Talladega finishing second scored forty four points now there is some stage points in there obviously and then the finishing points only a couple of stage points though so if let's flip it around if chase Elliott was that driver that finished second score forty four points that means to I mean eighteen points is a lot even with stages eighteen points a lot if if chase Elliott were to win both stages and Lugano of them I think Chase Elliott probably has a better chance to do it then all of them I almost almost think I to make twenty two points race he's a little bit better there but he's also you know he hasn't finished below fifteenth since Twenty Sixteen Fall Race I'm looking at Lugano in the Elliot v we go down the line Boyer Twelfth on average finishes and go down a little further whereas Alex Bowman ears and then who's the other one Byron Byron William Byron Thirtieth William Byron's done I almost think that chase Elliott needs to win or you need some massive help from Kozelsk in Lugano I guarantee all these guys are win win or go home was to Joey Logano at this track so I mean he's not a model of consistency when you look at Brad Kozlowski to he won here in the spring finished sixth in the fall you know he it's almost like he used all his good starts at the stage one towards the end of that so I mean I think impasse Joey Logano races way in Lugano would have had to finish seventeenth maybe not maybe not undoable but that's still that's how big deficit does not look big but that's how big it is and Joey Logano struggles here a lot mean he finished mid pack all of his racists here in one of the top five top ten's he leads the pack of average finish a Kansas since two thousand seventeen bowman's way gone but that's because he had a crappy car those poop years with K Yeah William Byron at Forty Second Alex Bowman at twenty in the spring race here finished eighth and third last year twenty first and thirty seven to two thousand seventeen so it's really hit and miss when it comes vic three winds here ninety nine ninth-place finish average well he's first overall Jimmy Johnson third because laskey fourth chaser points so he still has to finish two spots ahead of Logano after all of that now if chase wins I two segments within the he probably has met a carton Llegado you'd probably will finish too ah I will say that right now not his best track but it's not just about those guys gaining points on each other it's about them gaining points on Llegado and Kazlauskas nine twenty eight twenty two point one three finish yet it's GonNa take some doing I think of of them chase Elliott I think has the best chance he has one here before sure yeah because but the thing as Lasky are among active drivers regardless of races Brad Kozlowski Kevin was outside of the top ten for the first two stages chase Elliott's still trails by two points at that at that yeah yeah Trista trails mhm chase Elliott's second he's once he ran tumor races he has a win here really click boy a twelve point two oh finishes in the last kind of kind of you know if I were if I were Lugano I wouldn't be racing the track or the other competitors erasing those for guys is what I'd be racing uh-huh absolutely you have to you almost have to it's almost like it's almost like a champion for race so let's look here I'm looking at then chase Elliott going out there and winning and that applies to everybody below minute almost pause bowman to interesting almo I think it's all winning in honesty fourth Talladega was Was Erica Merola thirty three points right now the point got jumbled up because Lugano's corners Shona Points I said second was wrong they'll read it's going to yell at me he was eleventh You know so if you had scored the forty four points and eleventh because all stage points it doesn't really matter it doesn't matter maybe I know he has to keep it clean but he's got it he he needs to win or if you stop five and he's got the second he was second in points he was eleven on track because of sage points but there you go that's the other thing too so Llegado was actually hope that Lugano has a pretty Poopie Day llegado needs stage points and that's the biggest yeah yeah he needs you have we got a couple of points there's no way there's no aetna south and nothing being attached to the the Nascar series as a whole which I think is perfect I don't think you need an entitlement sponsor activate anything I think that this is genius because you can get more people in a tier system and when you break it up into segments and have themes to it Geico big name has sponsored a couple races has a car out on track it's big exposure for them so I mean why wouldn't you have a tier system with this time since seventy one nascar won't have a title sponsor connected to the title Really Nascar is going to break down the season at the different segments they already gimmicks Ken work if you need to save a dying brand and NASCAR who dying dying brand exactly so how do you bring it in anything about it yet so tell me what you tell me what you found out so Adam Stern Nascar insider the only person reporting Askar anymore but essentially finalizing a deal there's so that's pretty big in terms of having a tier system which we talked about in months earlier Bush Nascar goes West and premier partners presenting rights to them no brand will be attached to the NASCAR Cup series name and teams will be able to land competitors as spots tell me they haven't updated the site that'd be a riot no they have he's Oh abu coffins on their co co owner of chip Ganassi racing appoint what Chase Elliott does unless he wins the race going to be interesting could be a fun one yeah checkout NBC for the rain out Schechner in a minute Joe Gibbs Kendrick Rob Kauffman chairman he's Charon Richard Petty Penske Roger Penske Jack Rash Bob this is the Mike Joy can't be bitching and complaining about it yeah exactly plus once they're already in there and they can also sponsor car probably at a lower cost because the the UH analysts say I I say maybe lower cost because who knows what NASCAR IS GONNA do in terms of cutting the teams into this what does this sponsorship going to cut into teams and if you know like Eric Enroll let's say he finished four these scored thirty three points then you need the twenty three thirteen ten point so the so then that means that they haven't done anything look in the avenue bag car numbers here three in the eight eleven eighteen nineteen twenty fourteen forty one oh that will make Geico the first company to sign as a premier partner in the new cup series sponsorship model from Your partner the first one that got duped into the lavine Levine virus that's it Yeah Nascar has not updated any of their stuff by the way do they start her other other than the board member paid this is where the the race team alliance comes into place if they were existent well they they have a website so yes no that's good I'm glad for that that's really what they got together for was just to make a weapon so anyway I don't know I like the idea this kind of sponsorship I think to your sponsorships okay I don't I don't see it as a big issue especially if you're letting people have the number of the eight so that's nice yeah go figure to thirteen race organizations with three hundred sponsors and one hundred five hundred no no would have to finish all the way down twenty six twenty eight thirty th and that we have to have a major issue these guys gotta go out there and they gotTa Win Joe Carter they still have the two thousand eighteen upcoming events though his last stand tag Schechner Jody H Scheckter talk about tags if you're leading teams pluck these sponsors as well if they want to give money to it I I don't I don't feel up a big big situated oh my goodness the of before we talk about it if Goodell Ron Devine still part of this who are we who are the board members a senior Wilson Gallery from who who we are you can tell us hasn't been updated because not only is Ron Devine in there I was looking at it sorted by points but let's go to say whoever finish fifth so over okay so it's sad it's bad it's bad examples because they Michael McDowell so forth that's right he did move over to you Nancy didn't he thinking Chan Time Ago Yeah Board members board members urge childress the Thirty Day test trial that turns in the recurring subscription if they forget they forget to Kansas exactly Yep Yep here here's the fun part in next year I tap on target Yeah Yep so employing somebody just not somebody who's paying too much attention somebody forgot the other parts of the path what what are they doing in two thousand eighteen now they they still have the Fan Festival two thousand eighteen nice that's awesome one to twenty two hundred forty eight eight eight six seven everyone's in there yeah it looks like everything's everyone's clean it has furniture row guys in there too yep furniture Oh dudes including Cleaning the owner Barney visser good old barney visser that's right Yep Yep showed you stop in the news what do we do keep it truck it can I can bring up the sponsorship thing because I because I don't know you're saying this I I like this idea where you segment the races up and give a championship to the highest finisher of that segment Oh God there's Ron Devine Oh and a couple of UK racing people yeah well here's the thing Harry Scott's dead and it has had a couple rocky where there are twenty seven different awards all name for people you've never heard of before but I'll have incredibly elaborate trophies but but that's season because I mean people get caught up in Iraq and then it's like okay so Michael McDowell gets points and he didn't do crap and then somebody who wrecked out sport that's true you're talking to any handling one time and get his thoughts exactly exactly which by the way sages are the dumbest thing when you get the Talladega and Daytona sites that's it do you think the same is still on the website what's that you think what's his name is still nora was signed up I will find out right now 'cause already typed in reese team alliance Surigao tear sponsorship get ready for that fun that'd be interesting to see who I'll say announce to explain that shit to people that's goes west with Geico so it's the GEICO Cup no actually enough if you look behind them that that picture was actually taken under on the on the fiftieth lap of the five hundred yeah it was little really considering Cole custer in the background a little bit not too much I'm not too surprised but there are actually people back there let's take during the Daytona five hundred riot race team alliance DOT COM everybody good for him one year it seems to be their Mo that's sort Haas always doing when you're deals why not there one year deals no no because then NASCAR's going back to Coco also it's Coca Cola Cup no no no because then NASCAR's row coursing it you know what they should do hold on got taken out through no fault of their own had a really good car but then their points aren't nearly as high and that's what the whole idea of the point system is with the segments and crap is reward people who were better when the GEICO leg of the race to Geico trophy would be awesome like you get you get different trophies make it like soccer where there's so many different championship cups everyone wins earlier in the race yeah somehow even more than the people who were better late in the race anyway man clipboards coming back to the fourteen next year mm-hmm and also Brian Francis there Oh look Brian Fran Trenton Center all cooked out is that that was significant because they made a mistake I mean Alex Bowman a mistake he's got more points while she more points right shouldn't the more points made a mistake you took ten cars somebody L. as soon as the driver realized what had happened that he he found the nearest ditch and drove into it nope that wasn't him Oh sorry as soon as the hauler ricky stenhouse junior he's going to J. T. G. Dorothy with their flaming trucks in twenty twenty it's a multi year deal I like when you're deals make you perform it exactly it's everyone loves a contract here so there's that I don't think I'm surprised by that or you I'm not surprised by it ace is he yeah poor throw Harry Scott's in there oh my gosh poor here he's got an and there's there's the the Guy Scott were seventeen so eighteenth nineteenth twentieth They got they got the Shears they got on playoff cars next year that would be that'd be pretty impressive I wouldn't go to Vegas and put money on it but I'm just saying they very well could buy you can make a lot of money if he did floated we will see the seventeenth seventy-six sky they ask was how do you forget that God it's three guys but we also found out that Jimmy Johnson could could be deciding his future within the next four to six restrained drivers swap drivers. I think it's GonNa make any damn difference for either team maybe well maybe Chris Bush said before I think Chris Pushers willing to learn from Ryan Newman Ricky Stenhouse is thick as a brick. I'll think it'll make a difference for either one I think I think I think I think rouse racing could have drivers found out that ricky stenhouse junior was going to be their new driver they probably pull over to the side of the road and let the truck on fire they set set off fireworks in the cab because I don't even think there's a puppet for that no you're probably not it opened five hundred to one yeah it'd probably be thousand one months the hell no hell Kinda he was asked about why not just say you know what I don't know he was you factor in the xfinity series with the rules changing with drivers not being able to go in there as much as possible obviously they're able to go ahead and Yeah I think perform we're GONNA do segments for the season now and then you get bonus points for the segmenting apply a big GEICO trophy you get a big gecko trophy he was asked about it on a podcast and apparently involves like like like Berkner somebody like that I don't even know and they were asking him about it and he was like why because if he doesn't perform this is where like the sponsorships not going to stay with them sponsors could be like listen he he did give some details on ally sponsorship the allies sponsorship is independent of him and so they re upped and they basically came to him and said listen we're going to absolutely I think it's a good for for him to reset and do everything you need to do and now he's in a pretty decent car k-league is a pretty decent credit to Ross chastain saying all right what am I gonNa do here as I'm GonNa stop paying for rides at least at the highest level going to take a step back and prove to some people I can no one was start out yeah and then the was before he declared for points and I don't know if that gets on the stats are now but one way or the other eight top tens three wins he's in the playoffs still he has a chance good thing or bad thing but it's a thing it's good for the organization yeah and I think it might be bad for Jimmy for the car you want to drive the car we won't have you drive the car if you don't want to drive the car that's fine we'll keep sponsoring the car you you do what you want our decision is not going to be contingent on you mm for Kim Racist and that's what he did he still in the truck series playoffs he's won three races and that was three races I don't know if that they they count the one that was thrown out a little bit better I think it's almost like a neat motorsports thing where he's GonNa pay his way that way and get in there and Jason things rattling cages And then so we know about the we're telling Jimmy is that like you know were sponsoring this car for you it's your decision whether you drive it or not but I think that they're also since it's independent when the championship what happens he gets onto a full year contract and the ten car and now he can attempt to do the same thing extended the level and if he does he deserves to get a cup ride up in though is what he shouldn't get caught up in is the Mark Martin disease that I'm going to be part time for the next five years maybe I'll come back fulltime but maybe and that they're not connected with him because I think that then if he starts if he continues to be as garbage has been it's at a point what else do we got here. Russia's stained is going to calibrate fulltime in twenty twenty that that's where the hauler guys were so excited they ran off Golick crap and they swerved right off the road obviously if you signed with a team you're bad things are gonNA happen to your whole exactly he's going to drive the ten car in the extremity series you know this is where it's just like yeah no maybe maybe Jimmy not the right driver for us maybe that maybe we haven't made the right decision and yeah maybe we should just go jimmy out of the way or maybe sponsored another car could you imagine if they sponsored if they said you don't WanNa switch we WANNA WE WANNA go on the Ada car Yep a pretty much would it be bad if Jimmy at the end of the year said this is it or twenty twenty is going to be it how impactful is that for the sport because is to be so when you then take another longtime multi time champion out of the sport is is the damage already done or does now you've already you already have Tony Stewart leaving and Jeff Gordon leaving somebody who Jimmy said he's GonNa Talk to when he decides what he wants to do it does leave the door open and a couple of things that Jimmy was asked about number one how long how long you keep racing and he was like well I still want to see so you had some big name drivers a lot of people dale earnhardt Jr. leaving a lot of people pointed to those drivers leaving as being part of the reason the sport isn't what it used we're paying in cash each year what what what is happening here and that way the sponsor may be has little influence about getting go ahead and talk him out of driving ever again I don't know I don't think that it's as negative as you're thinking but months ago that he's really interested in running indy car road courses courses not ovals and I think that that I mean it'll be okay for him to do I what what he shouldn't get called he comes back for a hall of fame and that's it I don't think he has any more connection to the sport after that he's got family he's got his mountain biking thing he doesn't own a team per se like Jeff leave and leave knowing that it's not my problem this is this is not a problem it's you know who's problem it is Nascar for not getting a marketing team that can build up these younger drivers talk no but they were Stewart's still has a hand in junior still has a handedness Jimmy Johnson's guy who I think can can once he retires from NASCAR in a way that gets people engaged no you have a point there because he's far less engaged on the broadcast side on the team ownership side than all of those guys you mention can say that now it'd be nice if that's true but are they going to go ahead and actually follow through one that remains to be seen I think it's much more of a volatile situation that is that it could potentially continue the kick the downward spiral back in the motion against this things have stabilized of late I don't think it matters were there it is they were just trying to celebrate they're like Oh my got seventy seventy six guy that set off some fireworks trunk on fire so they really traded I won't because that the that never works it's true it's true and then you're like a mentor liaison takeover the ride 'cause you're better so that was mackenzie that's really what was the downfall Trevor Bayne totally so in could you push a younger guy out of there let me ask you this love desire to race right now so want to raise two three years down the road I still gonNA WANNA race but I don't think I'm GONNA WANNA run every race then he reiterated what he said a couple they would even be involved in the You know in the operations at Hendrick like Jeff Gordon is going to be once you know once Kendrick ultimately retires mommy awards NASCAR has that or they would if they actually had team sports like baseball has to what are you talking according to Chevy they do is Gordon and Dale Earnhardt do Tony Stewart. They're not in the booth like Gordon and Earnhardt like it it doesn't seem like he has a total connection to Nascar and he can yeah but I mean it's not as if they're not as vocal as the other I think again this goes back to NASCAR marketing nobody nobody looks at him as being anti sport or any anti NASCAR or anything like that so but yeah that wouldn't be a negative thing would just be thing and I don't know that he by the hell not it's it's a cushier Gig Fox I think it does though I think Jimmy leaving would impact the sport fan base wise at least a little bit because he does have a lot of fans look at those guys do you see it changing at all Alex Bowman has one top five or has three top twenty and it doesn't seem like he he's comfortable in front of a camera but like in life I think he's a good marketing tool that NASCAR hasn't done Jack with same with Ryan Blaney he was like when I'm done the office goes to Jeff Gordon he's going to run the place as it should Yeah Jeff Gordon has been sitting under that learning tree long I know right exactly so why are you not Marketing Ryan Blaney more why not Marketing Chase Chase Elliott's at least in commercials for little caesars he's like very he's very dry wooded purse and and that's a that's not a bad thing it's just thing I it's just him not not wanting to devote extra time to something that you know might not yeah no he's he I mean he'd linger forever with the whole part time deal but once he was like Oh cam out then that was it he was like I'm not going back to the tracks screw this I'm done I think so because it's not like Jimmy's going out on top I mean if he raises any decided okay let's stewarding go out on top junior and Gordon still owns part of the forty right exactly so I think part of the twenty four as well I think he does I'm not mistaken yeah and and you know I mean we're Kendrick has come out and said it former finally did decide he was done then he was done you got into like a coaching gig but you know he's around but he's not around as much as I should be it just suit that might not be him that's not his personality now and you know somebody who somebody who would kind of blame him for that thing that the thing about Martin because once Jack with him true even with Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin and Mark Jerks year these guys out in front will call doesn't want to denny as like a wet in kit and still you have to make that rep blanket put them in the dryer make them go out and then enjoy but blaming is a bit confounding because the guy has his own podcast and this is your wake-up call people the new track phone wireless now your in control see terms and conditions and track phone dot com electrical wiring caused the fire when they arrived back wheels or burned off the trailer and the holes on both sides nice so we'll see what this instant gratification so yes he has one good season then they're going to be right back into position they were this year again yet for the Gibbs team now obviously if he performs on the twenty team the questions are going to be like what were you put him now right because everyone's about so according to the forty two forty seven Haller at the I twenty four Mile Marker Twenty seven near Columbia Illinois call came in at twelve twenty only get the prize for trying the hardest to not have to have to race this weekend right not have to go to Kansas exactly and then all right along with the xfinity news of new drivers and stuff in earnhardt is going to be racing the rest of the affinity series not Jeffrey right he doesn't like you don't see him in adds a whole lot no go it's bizarre I honestly don't get what the hell the problem is with me Eh stop puts him in April that's true that's true Harrison burden is going to drive for Joe Gibbs racing in the uh I think Harrison shows a lot of promise he showed in the truck series L. You should in lower divisions as well I think it's a it's a great move for him and a great move for happens I'm sure they'll run this weekend I mean Hell Calix though you're gonna run this weekend they try the role the damn thing so right exactly yeah do a barrel roll yeah they crashed off to the side we will get a full refund you got already caught on fire in the way of kid new four fire trucks about twelve to fifteen firemen responded spent two and a half to three hours working on the fire self season autographs really not what's the other one Kerry Kerry Not Billie Joe Bob Excuse me the Kansas to exactly you got Kelly racing they're holler drove off the road when they found who their new driver was going to be right and then -actly exactly she's looking at guy's pants hey now hey man so yeah so we'll find out what Jimmy Johnson's get at six months ghetto come on Venditti series next year he'll take over the twenty car that's being vacated by Christopher Bell WHO's heading to Levine family racing in the ninety five I like this I think is a good move yeah I think so too in their markets really just Kinda like chasing that's it and then chase has that hooter at hooters worries like Whoa look at those wings look at those meaty things they'll senior junior senior Jesus Christ Bobby Dale Bobby Dale Earnhardt so this last week named Blade Blade Blade that's awesome I will all dude I wish I were named Blade Doing Yeah Wade Wilson Oh yes sure with jt Joshua racing probably guys in the car they're not clear we'll if a wheel bearing going out or he's going to drive the rest of the earth or what to think about it and be a motor sports height life sciences are in the car lest you think that this is a new earnhardt bursting onto the scene and radio voice please please do they say things get better with age and I couldn't agree more as I sit reflect on the eight year anniversary of the partnership between thirty one was the third one was rick ware racing in the Talladega garage electrical short started their all their own fires big shot and they put out quickly yeah so Schumacher homes and the earnhardt collection and more importantly my friendship with renee in cary I realize the same words I would use to describe them are the same Christians about motivation there but the elements of an earnhardt collection home from this website Oh great things are ahead he he's already thirty two years old yeah it's it's a very carrier in heart situation who is going to happen it would happen already everybody well yeah towards I would use to describe the elements of EARNHARDT collection home all family oriented and inspired by nature what his father so he can't use the earnhardt name no he's just Bobby Dale now he's going to be Bob Exactly River Ricky Bobby is really what earnhardt collection dot com yeah I guess they can use the name Oh they got it back I guess they did do you WanNa say this in my profession many inspired by natural outdoor patterns many inspired by the Earnhardt family xactly crashing into the wall at nope answered and inspired elements like a door sliding doors there's nothing more authentic and real incorporating wooden beams in your home similar to the lays jemma fouled list of haulers that went off and bought fire or ran off the road you got your if you if you will claim your killers that killer but slade you'd like bad ass man names were daughter basis and provide ceiling height making the space feel even larger family tested products are a must with an active household money boots and one in our so bobby and Jeffrey or brothers they have a half sister named Kayla and a step sister named blade kill is a very it's a very like two thousand name why why is the step sister legged family members utilizing strong Gerbil flory throughout the home would be a must have the earnhardt collection home a perfect option would be the luxury vinyl tile or L. if someone were to ask me today to build an earnhardt collection home myself there will be a few design characteristics I would be sure to include that would feature those same authentic family teams the new Charleston earnhardt exposed beams provided architectural detail like unlike any other when installed in an open concept home they can help you nights Jeffrey's brother so care carries his dead I guess the RBI didn't specify the carrier in Heart is his dad. Okay all right all right that's fine I guess are Jones is going on see you later Eric Eric Jones is gone he goes Hendrika wants a championship kitchen with a large island would be essential element timeless white cabinets with textra tiles raise the ship lap trim and sheiks stainless steel hardware blend together would be back with the wood beams again extend from the great room to the kitchen with an earthy tone flooring providing an inspirational by Ackley so what's what's his what's his earliest he's so he's the eldest grandson of Dale senior which makes him Dale Junior's nephew this is from the earnhardt collection homes of course it is oh look at that yeah Bobby Jeffrey also have a subsystem killer in order to sued in several of our home collections home kitchens are a central hub chips between them God the major life changing accidents between them God it turns out family including blade are one of the great all American families just like the values wrapped around the earnhardt name there is something very distinctive in an earnhardt collection hartness stepsister named blade lead his awesome. Why don't you name a kid blatant looks like blades like the older of the it does definitely raise some a place where families gather and traditions are made and that is no different for my family it is the go-to gather spot for US similar to the design of the Charleston earnhardt kitchen and open I don't know what it is about Kansas he gets all up on there but a nor do I know who hyatt something services is height life services something like that is that like just the hotel who knows oh VAT LV is highly durable and scratch resistant making an excellent option for heavy traffic areas is available in several unique colors and designs home althetic family oriented and inspired by nature those same characteristics are also true of Rene End Kelly sincerely hi sunset exactly in the forty goes over the forty six Johnson wins the Avi great fantastic Oh man okay so here all the haulers that blew up this week elements designed lovie complemented by the natural light from the walls of the windows until the sweat drops don't wait wait what renee carry their entire keyboard combed Bobby Joe Right it's easy to say well obviously the Dale Earnhardt in their else knowing it stops the questions right there yeah exactly fourth enrichment thirty-first in Kansas then last year twenty seven the Kansas thirty fourth in Texas and he's back at it again in Kansas or something about Kansas me they love it I think he's starting cans ass I think he is thinks with her saying I think so you go Bobby Bobby Dale do cleared Oh wow okay was he got into one

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MRN Outloud! Feb 18, 2019

Motorsports Monday

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MRN Outloud! Feb 18, 2019

"Welcome back. We got a new name, but Joey Nyerere here for our seventh season 'em are in out loud. The new innovation of show going to be a little more chatty. Not so much breakdown and a lot more common. Lot of storytelling. We're gonna have some fun. Let us know what you think. And what you'd like to hear 'em are N dot com. R N out loud. Well, do one hundred is in the book nineteen not a lot to talk about nothing hand off season was quiet and the rules changes. Really, no employment. Changes for anybody to really discuss. I've got this cool with that hat. What's going on is really cool hat what a week speed weeks is an unusual situation where you're down there at the same location for to complete weekends some different. Weekday activities has changed throughout the years. We used to be at the track almost the entire ten days. Now, we have two solid weekends down there. The only time we really have ever done that in the past when mother nature rain Vate out. Right. But the schedule allows us to have the clash in qualifying. One weekend. And then we have the the four days of dual one fifty on Thursday truck race on Friday expedient as on Saturday. And then fantastic capping at the end of that weekend went to Daytona five hundred and all three days brought to me as a spectator. I was able to watch from the roof different elements of their work. Either of the trucker trinity races saw supposed to work at truck racism, and how that works is a friend of mine Josh way, m sponsor Ryan Blaney. He kinda manages couple of truck teams from the spot or side of things he offers up for me to do a truck on a weekly basis, and I was gonna spot for Josh room in the thirty three truck not really a starting park. But a lower funded truck they wanna finish the race. Asx they don't expect that they're going out and win. Josh is going to hand me the thirty three. He's gonna spot the thirty four the thirty four didn't make the race. So I actually I actually went to Josh. And I go look it's only right that you've been doing all this. I gave up my truck. Mhm again they start and parked truck. Ran six it was their only nine running at the fit. But it was awesome with five or ten to go. He's on the roof. Under these yellow red flags were texting back and forth. Give me a hat in victory lane. A larry. So Josh was Josh Williams and Josh room. Did a fantastic job missing. All the carnage that we had there in the truck race bring home that truck six, and I actually talked Josh Raham on Saturday. They drove home all night, and we're already working on that truck to prepare it for Atlanta. So that was pretty cool. That'd be the same truck. They run from Daytona to Atlanta, which helps the bottom line helps the budget. Exactly, right. And then on Saturday. I was able to to watch the race unfortunate set of circumstances with the Penske car and the twelve and the roof hatch, very unusual I had their pits. And they thrashed on that thing for four pitstops and every time they thought they had it was almost as if it was stripped, and it wasn't holding on to the escape hatch better. Now, the escape hatches. Different from the roof. Flaps escape hatches off. The driver gets the cops I down or sideways or something you can't get out the window. He's got another way to get out years ago. We had the first little trivia we actually won a race with Michael Waltrip. We had a very first roof-hatch installed. Remember when those and they had to make extra wide for him to get in. And he actually got in the grass and popped out of the hat. Yeah. Exactly. And then Saturday brought a first time winner Friday night. Brought a first time with Saturday was the first time winner again longtime participant with Michael net two hundred and some odd races. He had so kudos those guys. And then again, what we sell Sunday hold on an interesting note on that is we talked to junior in victory lane afterwards. And one of the things he pointed out was how they had struggled to find exactly what Michael that needed. And he feels like it's going to be huge for him to have Travis MAC with the the Hendrick junior motorsports. Family then went to LeVine to work with Casey Cain. When that thing changed. He was available came back. And now they think that's going to be a really good combination. At work than week one. You never know again listeners of the show for the last six years because now we're in our seventh year if you want to go back and listen to it you can find it on MR. I'm sure we've always talked about this being a relationship spotter. Driver crew chief pit crews owners. It's a relationship. It's a little bit of a marriage because we spend a lot of time sometimes they simply don't work or they work. Okay. You get through, you know, Michael nets made the playoffs last couple of years really wasn't the guy you thought was going to contend for the championship. So you're always trying to mix and match kind of like a recipe. Add a little salt, add a little taken a garlic out. Yeah. You're trying to match that garlic back out. Once you put it in just a tip there. Can you have too much garlic? You probably can't have love gar-. Yeah. Real big fan of girl. Anyway. So you're looking for that relationship to just get better. And those guys made those changes in the off season del junior had a number of changes over at junior motorsports. The one big one that paid off. Immediately was bringing Travis Makor team ACC as everybody calls them is crew chief over to Michael. Net. And Michael drove a great race had a good spotter of top. And was able to keep that lead there at the end. Yeah. It was a fun to watch just all teammate right there gives junior motorsports a one to finish on the trinity side. But here's the thing all week long. We heard they're not raising. Oh, they're running single file. Oh, they're not going to do anything. Well, we get the Sunday. And they do go to primarily because it was warmer. There was an ability for more stronger cars to develop another lane. Chase Elliott tried and tried and tried and the extremely race. And just couldn't get enough cars to go with him to make it happen on Sunday with different with forty cars out there, and some strong cars willing to go to the bottom when it was slick and hot and greasy they could make something happen. It really realistically. It's about a numbers game. It's strength in numbers too, similar lines. The more one has more cars is really going to be more dominant or stronger and with chase trying to make his moves on Saturday by himself. He was a single car trying to compete against ten or fifteen other cards. You get two or. Three. But not enough. It's you know. And now we go to Sunday's for the five hundred and in the past. We've always seen Cinderella type story book stories going in whether it was danika Patrick's first race where did she end up on the pole the three-car coming at the end of the Ray, no coming back. She sat on the pole, right? From the start of the race the three-car coming back in the industry after eighteen years ago today, Dale Earnhardt senior passed away they brought the three back with Dylan. Where'd he end up on the pole? Yeah. So there was those kind of storybook ending. So now as we look into Daytona. You're like, okay. What's the story book? Right. What is what could be the culmination the ending the the exclamation point of some kind of story. Unfortunately, the gives family loss JD Gibbs, which is touching story. We can go back and talk about that. For number times. The guy that hired originally found him at hickory Testa hickory Motor Speedway test. And a little fact JD used to drive late models a lot when we were doing TV out there at concord. He was driving late models out there, then so we I got to know him years ago before all the Joe Gibbs racing went and blew up to what it is today. Correct. And drove a number of Busch races. Well for the gives family early on him and him in Koi were very involved in the motorsport side motorcycles and race cards. But then at the end of the day, you know, the good Lord has ways of making things work out a Gibbs one-two-three finish with the number of Levin bringing home his second Daytona five hundred in a matter for years. So they've been really good. They're fantastic. Right. Let's hear what happened after the race. A lot of emotion from the Gibbs camp. Coach gets one two three finish. Then for the second win. And to be able to honor j what is this? When mean to you? I gotta Tasso emotional right now are call pass. She's crying Melissa all of. I'm not sure I can put together what happened tonight JD really found any and Danny JD had that relationship Jaidee's on the car his favorite numbers eleven. We had the eleven lap was a celebration for JD. I got I'm this emotionally right now. I know people say, hey, thanks going to happen that couldn't happen. It. Sure. And how about the way it worked out? I mean that is the storybook. Yeah. No. That's exactly. Right. And at the end of the day, you realize that we're just a speck in the big side of the universe. Right. Because there's no way that you would try to get and have team meetings. There are three manufacturers Toyota Ford and Chevrolet every manufacturer has their team meetings to try to work together. At no point in time. Do they go in there and go, okay? We want Kyle to follow. Denny Eric Jones your responsibilities to file because he's following day. It simply you could not coordinate that and try to plan it out after two hundred laps. And yet some how it happened and speaking of guys following other guys you had Joey Logano up there at the front toward the end. And Ryan priests who I don't know how he escaped twice. But he did when it didn't look like there was any way to get through there. He somehow finds a way he says, I'm sticking with Joel Gano here in this close if he goes to the parking lot. I'm following him. Michael McDowell was there. They. They had three cars on the move McDowell pulls out to try to make his own move. Joey's upset with him after the race. But McDowell says my team doesn't pay me to help you win. Yeah. We've talked again on this show about the sport being very selfish sports, especially at the end. So you're wanting a guy a that's in your same manufacturers camp to help you because anytime you get help is better. And then be you don't want them helping another manufacturer, right? But Michael being the selfish guy that he is. You know, we all know Michael McDowell speaking of books how huge would've been one. And that's what he's thinking about not thinking about manufacturers drivers he's looking out after himself, which is what when you put the helmet on should be your primary responsibilities. So kudos those guys. Yes. It wasn't good for Joel Ghana in the Ford manufacturer. Yes, it would have been better for Joey Logano in the Ford manufacturing. They actually gave up a spot to the twenty car there at the end. But again. Michael McDowell's can completely religious one of the more religious people in the family and the racing side. If he doesn't make the move the twenty car doesn't finish third and gives them the first second third. So there's my that's my storybook ending on how that's on the listing for the shows and then fate exemplary. All right. We gotta take time out on out loud. Joe? He's going to tell us how he wound up from the two car to the twenty one car. He's got a little soapbox his chair operates correctly. We're gonna talk about a little bit later on. We're going to spend more time looking ahead at Atlanta because that will be contrary to what some folks thought the debut of the new twenty nineteen package, but not all of it. Stay with us. Green. Bobby is staying. Boom. Still. Stay tuned night. That would it's all up. After more than one million hours of development. The truck of the future has a ride. The new Cascadia from Freightliner inspired by science driven by passion. It's loaded with driver-focused improvements. Such as noise abatement technologies for an even quieter ride and innovative wraparound dashboard for improved comfort and re-imagined driver's lounge. That promotes productivity and relaxation experience the new Cascadia at your dealer or online at Freightliner dot com. Hi, this is Mike Bagley. Join me in the rest of the Marin crew every Tuesday night for Ness par law. We'll get you up to date with the latest news stories and ready for the upcoming race weekend. That's down to you know, anything can happen between fan we've seen the last year. Kind of how crazy things can get your exclusive interviews expert analysis and much more. Never give up guys never give its nest carline this Tuesday night at seven eastern of motor racing number. Lugano look slow Palin. Throws the block for the time of the back straightaway. Chiyoko shut the side lay. It's good look in the L side wing. But it's not an appears Joey llegado back to the inside this side-by-side battle to car links behind race leader. Denny hamlin. Turn four for the final time. Denny Hamlin's trying to block all lanes to the outside to the inside to the checkered flag. Denny hamlin. His one the sixty first addition of the day tone of five hundred Alex Hayden calling. Denny Hamlin home for the fiftieth. Emaar N presentation of the great American race. And he gets it done for the second time does Hamlin. And it was really something to see we need to mention as well that allowed is presented by outback steakhouse if Kevin Harvard gets a top ten finish you can go to outback steakhouse on Monday and get a free blooming onion, always have more. It's Monday, you can still go you can go you can go just gotta wait for Harvard to get a top ten and. If history's any indication. He's going to be giving away a lot on Jons. I had one on for righty. Oh, yeah. All by yourself after about how some hell. No. We had four of us. We had four of us there. There's an outback right by the speedway as you come out of the Taisei. That's quite a feat. If you finish that whole thing by yourself. We used to. Yeah. Before before we started counting calories, and before the weight would go on and then come back off again it goes on just as easy. It doesn't come off as easy now. But before they actually had a calorie count. It's amazing what I used to eat. Oh, yeah. Not not feel bad about right? But now everything has like I had a Hershey bar last night sitting at the airport. The first thing I was opened up. A look at the calories. I I'm not making things changed. I cracked it and half and then through the half of it away. What was the number one hundred fifty calories, and it was just a regular size are so mine my cracking it half made it a diet Hershey. Mark go, very nice well done. It's half the calories and times you have to improvise half the calories of the regular. All right. Let's back up a minute. You were spotting for Paul Menard. I was on on Sunday and on Thursday and on the previous Sunday say nice out you were with the two car last year. How did you get from? How did you get another number? It was two and then twenty one to one this is this is Joey version two point one. Okay. Oh, that's what it is. You need to run a little dot Joey version, two point one. So I was with brackets Laskey. We had a great run for the chip yet last nine years multiple championships with Cup side. And the expand side multiple race wins as Brad was manufacturing or moving into manufacturing business. He had some plans on the flight department side that he wanted me to partake in. We talked about it. We sit down and it meant me coming off the roof and originally I thought I was going to be okay doing that. With what his the opportunity was that he presented with me after homestead. I realized I still love the sport. I love racing. I love the competition. You don't until it's gone and the way, you know, as a guy working in the garage that you still enjoy the sport is the agony of defeat is terrible. Okay. So when you walk away from a race at you could have one or like yesterday's event where we wrecked with ten to go. It's the agony of defeat that keeps driving you. And that makes no sense. Because you like, well if my hand. Hurts and I hit it with a hammer. Why what I keep hitting the hammer? Right. If you like hammers. That's what you do. Well, that's how this racing thing. Where you the hammer the nail here. And it was my hand you got you. So the problem was Brad's agendas change a little bit because he's moving in a different direction because he's starting to look forward. Not that it's going to be next year anytime soon, but he's looking outside of racing which is really there for that. There will be able to Terminator there looks. So that's great for his side. And it's really was good for me to stay in racing. So we actually have very amicable split. If you will. I'm still flying his airplane on a contract as needed basis of Lumo from Daytona last night will fly him to Atlanta, do some west coast up as the year goes on. But then I had an opportunity that when Mr. Penske called me and said, hey, I understand your thinking about coming off the roof, and I'm like, well, I don't wanna come off the roof, and he said, well, let's talk and then there was an opportunity that to go spot for the twenty one in the wood brothers, Paul Menard. And I have a relationship back at DRI. We able. When a Busch race that's going to show you why you should never burn bridges just industry. I live off a lot of goofy sayings and one of them that I always repeat is today's employer tomorrow employees. That's true. Right. And every bridge we walk on in this industry is made of toothpicks and they burn up real fast. And you just can't afford to burn one because you never know when you're going to walk at garage and care. Yeah. Like like Christmas trees, exactly. So fortunately, the wood brothers accepted me over and I'm able to Paul spot for Paul Menard Gregor my crew chief who I worked with over and expanding side at Team Penske. I'm flying victory air, which is a little regional airliner at states vote with may fly a lot of the race things planet house, that's kind of cool. My wife's one of the flight attendants on there. So I was able to stay in the sport. You can keep an eye on you that way. Thank. But I was able to stay in the sport stay spotting and the rest is history. Yeah. It's a it's a at all it's one of those stories that comes out well in the end, but may not look like it when you're in of the weeds, I tweeted something yesterday. And again, knowing how we just talked about the top three finishers JD Gibs. My dad entered the nineteen fifty eight race on the beach with sports modified, all those pictures, reliable. I tweeted the starting lineup again thinking this is nineteen fifty eight the poll winner was Glenwood. A sportsman car beating all the modified 's if you go all where the very bottom of that list. That's my dad. Freddy Meyer was also in that race. So again, the there's a connection from nineteen fifty eight now yesterday was my very first fulltime race with the Daytona five hundred dollars or something like that. You would never have guessed all those people on that list that these two guys would have family working together so many years apart. So it's kinda cool. How's how's it different spotting for Paul versus Brad? What what does? Each want. You know, the one thing that when we went into this personal relationship Paul was able to grab audio all teams have audio from the drivers and spotters, and what he said is don't change the reason we're making a change is we're going to go in a different direction. We want more information. The previous spotter was doing a good job. And it's like I talked to you earlier in the show. It's about relationships sometimes they get along. You're just trying to make them a little bit better. It's not that they were doing anything wrong. We're just looking to increase some performance aspect of it. And Paul said what the information you're giving. Brad. It's gonna take me a little time getting used to. But I want that to be able to make better decisions. And really that's what he he really pressed on me about was don't change. All right. So when we worked on the clash we worked on the duals after those two races. We sat down and some of the verbiage that I started using actually came new to me was compression expansion years ago. I used energy trying to use single words that describe large pick. Set of sentence. Yeah. And that again, the cars are going one hundred ninety miles an hour. It's important you move along way. All was very happy. He the minute. I said compression, five rows back. He knew at that meant the minute. I said expansion five rows back. He knew what I meant like an accordion. It's it and those kind of things because because when we have energy energy comes from someplace, you don't ride around a car length apart for five rows and nothing happens. You have to have some compression when we saw the incident at our clash race. When Jimmy Johnson got to our corner panel. We were actually able to go back and see Jimmy drug the break to get back to the third place car that created some compression, and then moment released a headache release of energy, and he was able to get biased. And that's so that's what you're talking about on the radio describing that picture to him and we sat down after the two races. And he was very happy with him being able to understand what I talked about. So we'll go to Atlanta now and get to do it again because of the new package. Yeah. And it's definitely going to be interesting. I early and speed weeks a lot of folks. Saying well, this new baggage is not really doing what I thought it was going to do. And it's not the new package yet. This is the old package and that was the last restrictor plate race because we're going to the tapered spacer now which talked with Doug gates awhile back at a Ford of it. And he kinda described it like as opposed to just a flat plate with a hole in it. It's now more like a funnel. So it pushes air down into the engine more efficiently. And it gives the guys a little bit more throttle response. It still does the same thing. Just does it a little differently. Yeah. We're still restricting or controlling the amount of air going into the engine. The one thing that the the reason we didn't go with the slow, quote, if you're not watching a line and I'm doing a year quote. Yeah. We didn't go with a tapered spacer Daytona the technology behind restrictor plate engine is immense and Toyota TR in row sheets and all the Chevrolet teams had so many restrictor plate engines really ready for the first part of the year that they sensually begged NASCAR not to let us throw that most Motors away. Right. Why? Throw him in the trash. So this is kind of like a going away party for all the restrictor plate guys and acted like at the exact so it worked out. Good for Joe Gibbs racing the Toyotas had plenty of power. But now we start what's considered the new engine package and of all the changes, but not quite the full Monty Vegas. That's it. So we have from the engine package that will be the tapered spacer. So from here on out. There's only two engine packages short tracks sensually Bristol, martinsville and road courses, and then all other tracks with the taper space or so now we only have two engine profiles really to worry about at a little bit of a different package on the aero side with the Dutch around the wheels that'll be at places like quit Lanta duck hokey, no those type of places where you want a little more a little more throttle. And you don't have to be in the brakes as much because you got it with this new engine package for lack of a better phrase. I'm getting tired of Saint package, you need a little more throttle response than we saw for example in the all star race. Yes. So and that's what the. Venation will have to keep up with. But essentially, we're trying to keep the competition closer keep the cars closer where aero keeping French close in your enemies, closer. And it'll be interesting to see Atlanta will be the first test for this new big spoiler larger splitter underneath pan and tapered engine spacer. All right, Joe is about to get up on the soapbox. We'll take time out. And we'll talk a little more package when we come back. Green shrimp on the Bobby staying. Thought it boom. Outback steak. That would it's all up. I assume raceway gut some major upgrades NASCAR come and see what all the buzz that Railtrack is created unbelievable which start bumping. Expand cheering is about. Is gonna win the desert. Mark your calendar for the ticket guardian five hundred March eight you get the best remaining tickets now at raceway dot com. Wings nation with St. folks, air, never hand and Ashley strength, your destination for all things wing. 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But the Cinderella story were guy comes out of nowhere. Now about to become masters champion. This was a good driver who found himself in good quip. This is the championship team from year ago Batory racing enterprises. So Austin hill didn't suddenly just discover some magic in the equipment that he had before he's now with the defending championship team and was able to get through all the carnage and make that payoff this weekend. It will be the double header in Atlanta. And I love that what value ticket you get the Finnity series and the truck series on the same day, Saturday at Atlanta. That's value mother nature might be making trae. Hey, hey, hey, no. No. No. No. No. No, no, no, no. Let me go down that road via tripleheader top it out. But that's a great story with driver change with Brett Moffitt leaving the team due to financial issues are not issues relationship. Somebody came with more dollars. Exactly with Austin hill. He was able to provide more support which all these teams provide work comes from his it's dumb argument because we all look for sponsorship dollars. If the driver is the guy giving you the sponsorship dollars who cares. It's still coming from somewhere. Whether it comes from your mom or the driver or the guy next door. You're still going to spend it on races. You call my mom and ask she'll sponsor Brett Moffitt goes over and displaces a previous champion on sought on. He saw he ends up going back up to his old job at four. Yeah. Musical chairs. Johnny did say, by the way, I talked to him. Wednesday Thursday talked to Johnny, and that was kind of his first public appearance since they announced that he is going to be back at Thorson. He said this is it for me. No matter what happens whether Duke Thorson says this is a one year deal or three year deal. I'm not going anywhere else. So that's that's good for him. That's good. Yeah. Well that time and time of the show. I think yeah. It is your soapbox ready to do. All right. What's what's in the soapbox? A one of the thing of it tiny fest on one of the things we heard all weekend up until they tone of five hundred and they actually mentioned it in the driver's meeting. Steve upset hopes and drivers get line. Jim Jim Franco people's gotta line and followed any he was kind of tag on him to. Let's go some race. He didn't say you guys better. I get it. Several weeks back. We saw one of the biggest NFL games of the year. The they're Super Bowl and everybody was upset that it was only thirteen to three because there was no offense. And that's what it's all geared towards. I watched the game with a level star the game at I didn't care anything about dog defy didn't care. But I watched it and became more intrigued as the game went on because of the lack of offense. And I was waiting for that bubble to pop an explosion of scoring of run. Right. I was waiting who's going to be the veteran several times right in this thing. And it really never did. But it intrigued me from that standpoint. From a defensive stand that was a great defensive Game Boy both defensive coordinators head coach has had a tremendous game plan to counter act the offense of nature of both teams. Now, we go to racing side. We're at the speedways, and everybody's mad that we have cars a in the duals that we SP. Two months at least racing and we're gonna protect these cars, but we're riding around the Highline single file I look at that as the same in Taliban as the NFL I was waiting in the dual. We ran the first race we finish third. I believe fourth whatever it was. But I was watching that second race waiting for somebody to jump out of line because we jumped out a line in the first race coming off turn four, and we actually talked about it right away. Probably way too little too late for that. We should have done it earlier. We had the momentum. Really couldn't carry it off at turn four. Maybe we should a corner. Earlier lo and behold the end of that race, you're waiting who's going to do it. Who's gonna follow me who am I gonna jump out of lining able to pass? And boom we see Joey Logano. Ryan Blaney jump out a line, turn one. They make the past. Boom. That's what restrictor plate racing about one of the most complicated games in the world is chess and part of the most more checkers guy part of the most excitement part of it is a guy staring at the board. And nothing. Going on. But if you could get inside of his brain, there's all kinds of calculations going on. What if what if what if that's exactly what goes on against the Highland? Those guys aren't out for a Sunday drive. They're still going over one hundred ninety miles an hour controlling their cars on the edge of control. And they're waiting there calculating their thinking. They're looking in their of your mere they're looking at their spotter listening them determine who's gonna make the energy. Where's it gonna come from win? I gonna make my move, and who might or might not go with me sometimes not visually pleasing, but mentally, it's exhausting from driver standpoint. Because there's so much thinking. Now, we fast forward to Sunday. Yes, we ran to I'd for several rows for number of laps. But realistically, there wasn't any more passing going on than had we gotten against the wall. So my soapbox today really has to do with. Let's stop the nonsense about those guys are just riding around. They're not just riding around. There are lot of calculated moves that are trying to Preterm because if I make the move. Move. And it's wrong. It's gonna cost me. But if I make the move and somebody comes with me, it's a victory. But you don't know that Joan don't you're trying to work the deals spotters talking drivers are giving handing. Yeah. How does that go, by the way, you guys on the roof trying to make deals is sort of like the SNL skit where you know, the what is love song you your meat. Maybe you. Yes. So when we got a lap down. Here's an example. We got a lap down after Paul when a little fast on pit road. And we were trying to catch the group in front of us the thirty eight was by himself. Rocky said he waved. He waved back. I mean, which meant I knew right away. He's waiting on me. He's coming back to me. So then when we got lined up I felt like we were faster car based on the fact that he was out front by himself. We were by ourselves our lap times faster. So I gave the old hand motion going on going around you let's drag without saying anything he knew exactly what I meant. And you you communicate a lot through is enhanced signals as you can't really stop and take off your head. Set and talk to somebody right another. Hey, miles an hour. Right. So luckily with rocky myself, we're both twenty year veterans on the roof, you know, kind of how the racist going. He knew that we need help. And he knew that we were faster. So all those hand signals made sense. But most of your verbal activity goes on during cautions. And there towards the end of the race. There was a lot of talking going on. Because there was a lot of cautions in the red flags before we move on. I wanted to get one more thing out. You mentioned the writing up against the wall. Several drivers I talked to had said it's not because that's what we loved it. Or what we wanna do? It sorta like a baseline, I can defend here in particular my right rear because the way you pass a guy he's not up against the wall as you get to his right rear making a little unstable. Then you can go buy them. So that was a protective move if I get my right rear up against the wall. Nobody can get to it and get me unstable. Then the calculating starts about win to make the move and who to go with and that type of thing. Absolutely it it is. It's a matter of. Again, it's a selfish sport, man. I will say thousand times in my lifetime. It's a very selfish sport. I'm not against the wall. Trying to help you. Yeah. I'm against the wall because it's helping meet. Yeah. Well, if you're the wall, and you're helping you I'm against the wall. We just have to be in the same line. Right. We're protecting each other. We're not you're not protecting me and vice versa. I'm after myself and your after yourself. That's just the way it works. Yeah. And it's definitely interesting. But it all changed. And remember, let's go back to what if the trucks or the Finnity cars had had an exhibition race the week before and then to qualifying racist during the week like the Cup cars did the think they would have been as rowdy essay the truck race turned out Friday night. No, they would have been trying to protect their vehicles to make it to the big show because that's what it's all about. Josh Raham took his Daytona truck. And he's preparing it for Atlanta. Right. He's not gonna raise it three times. At Daytona him try to put his hair on fire direct that truck. He knows he has to raise Atlanta. Right. And that's really what it boils down to your again. You're selfish man, you're doing what you need to do for yourself. We saw it running the high line. We saw it with Michael McDowell move at the end of the race to not get in behind a manufacturers car is going to help by the twenty because because his his thought was look there's two cars in front of us that are leading the eleven eighteen I've got the twenty car in front of me, the twenty two car beside me if the eleven eighteen wreck, I'm here where am I going to win the race the best position it, and that's what that was bottom line. This wasn't. I'm going to go help the twenty right? This was I'm not gonna screw the twenty two. Oh my goodness. What manufacturers undermi hood? This is what line what move. Can I make help me? Help me with the highest chance to bring a front row card victory lane at the Daytona five hundred right? And you gotta think again, it's all self. Yes. It is. 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Don't miss any of the breaking Ness cartoons witnessed today Opie on the motoracing network before surpass star. Out loud back with you. Now, wrapping up as we put a bow on Daytona and looked ward at Lanta the long talked about much anticipated new twenty nineteen aero package sort of makes its debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. We've seen a couple of tests, namely, they had one Atlanta. They had one at higher tested Atlanta with I think four car maybe had we had a handful of cars at Charlotte, but we had the big test for the package down in Las Vegas. And what that was what did your package workout my package is good. Okay. Good vacuous. Thanks. The complete package was done at Vegas and what we're doing. Now is we have a larger spoiler for more rear. Download gigantic compared to the other one. It's so tall that part of it is clear so they can see through the venture who's behind. That's it. And then we add a splitter larger splitter on the front, which gives more downforce. Because now we had a balance out the car we have a little bit of a pan underneath to counteract the split. Again. The big the back in sit down that's big splitter mixed the front into him. And we go to the engine tapered spacer, which reduces the horsepower to under six hundred if the less horsepower than they've had in previous years, but more than they had at the all-star. Right. Correct. And so we look for a little more throttle response. The only thing we're not running Atlanta Motor Speedway is the aero ducks which some fans may be used to seeing them at previous he races like at Indy, for example. And what that does is instead of having a break opening in the nose of the car where the air comes in and cools the. Breaks the air actually goes in the nose and comes out directly in front of the tire on each side. And what that's supposed to do is. We talk about bubbles these cars create bubbles, and I get behind air the second place car can't get to the first place car because of a bubble and you're trying to puncture that bubble if that air wash is really close to the sides of the car and that makes it tough to get beside him impasse. If it expands wider. There's more of a vacuum in there that a car go and make a move reading a more of drafting move which everybody have seen from days of thunder or MAG in the old can hold it at the gangway. So what we have is. We'll have break ducks at Atlanta because we usually traditional break ducks we won't have. That'd be the only thing we won't see. So the first portion of these races can be pretty cool because we're going to have a different package at Atlanta different package at Vegas. And then we go to Phoenix different package back again. And then we go to California. And then we go to Bristol Bristol going to be really new Nick, we have all the downforce created from the spoiler and splitter. And then. The big engine. Again, don't have the taper space Ganga's the engine manufacturers had plenty of inventory of these engines. So we're gonna have the big engine the open engine if you will Bristol the first time we see that. So generally. Yeah. Different variances throughout the first four or five aces. Let me ask you this one of the things I was interested in is is I was talking with Kurt Busch. And he said it's really going to be different at a place like Atlanta because one of the critical things with this. There's going to be tire wear and Atlanta is gonna chew up tires at the very rough surface. And that will go through tires really quick. Well, the interesting thing about this new configuration is create so much downforce. And we still have tire where land it's like he talked about a lot handling still gonna play a portion of it. But you're gonna see cars fall off that aren't handling as good. You're going to get away with it for the first five eight ten laps because the car has so much down for once the tire falls off. Then the mechanical hailing of that car really is going to pick it up. And that's what the crew chiefs and engineer is going to be working on because he's going to try to drive around wide. Open. It's going to be tires goal fit. It's going to be a smaller Daytona style draft. Because the cars put out such a big wake you're gonna hold the car wide open as long as you can. So either the inch tires going away make that impossible. Right. So it's whoever can hold onto their tires the longest, but it's going to be interesting to see how we get that grip because it's going to be false sense of security when we start because you're so much downforce on the car. We're really gonna have to see how practice plays out. And that's gonna be very very important. Here's another one. Do you expect that you manage this? Then by babying your tires. So that there's something left at the end. Or is that just not much of a factor because it's going to chew up the tire so well or so much that it's not going to matter. It's going to be more about the setup in your car. And how it's handling lot. Of variables have talked about with crew chiefs. We can't even get past qualifying yet because NASCAR has already determined that. They're not changing the format years ago. The trucks went through this transition with this new format in the qualifying that they got. Rid of essentially knockout qualifying if you will went back to single truck qualifying everybody was playing Mickey Mouse games. Trying to get off pit road and drafting no, you know, you go aga- my claim to fame is. I'm the only spot of that has claimed a poll. Yep. Claimed a poll yet Ryan Blaney at Michigan. Was the only truck off pit road to take time. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I were that now renaming on the radio go go go because we had to get nobody else's. Nobody else went and he didn't understand the time. But everybody else had stopped behind him. Because they wanted to play the games about drafting. We were the only truck that took lap time. And in the clock ran out the clock around lunch time at Michigan. The gosh a bonus for that. Right. That's a no fly home. Oh, there you go. Great. That's what we're going to see. And that's what the conversations are about about Cup qualifying because we are going to go faster in a draft except for a place like Atlanta where the tires are so Griffey would you go by yourself at first lot of communication a lot of. Different strategies. A lot of thoughts. We won't know a good plan until we get about four or five aces in to see how much the draft helps and hurts versus tire where it'll be very good conversation. Yeah. It's gonna be fun to watch. And I'm intimidating like in previous years, and you may feel differently. But when we have any kind of big change like this at first it does what it's intended to do in bunches the field up. But then these are still smart guys who know how to make cars, go fast, and some rabbits will figure it out and jump out in front of everybody thousand percent one thousand percent true. Would you couldn't agree with you more? If I were almost never happened. And the simple fact is that's what our jobs our. That's what our jobs are simply get these cars, go faster than the next guy because it's a selfish sport. Yeah. I don't care if you can beat me I want to beat you. I wanna tear the place down by myself in lap the field. That's all I care about. And right now in mooresville, North Carolina. Concord Canopus Lexington. North carolina. Welcome with Carolina there race teams on computers right now. Simulations trying to figure out a way. To absolutely wax the field rear end. All right. We'll find out who does that who's going to be the rabbit who's going to be playing catchup all starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. Doubleheader on Saturday with the trucks and extended Series Cup on Sunday. Then we go out for the western swing starting with Vegas than head. The Phoenix and auto club speedway in California. We will be right back here next week on M R N out loud. Make sure you're here to tell your friends to join us. Don't forget the visit at steakhouse where if Kevin Harvick get the top ten. You can get a free bloom and what he's Joey we will see right back here next week at dot com.

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EP 201601:  Garage Pass

Garage Pass National Show

04:00 min | 7 months ago

EP 201601: Garage Pass

"The chip Ganassi Suspense Kyle. Larson lost definitely difficult times for everybody. So you've gotta calm weather the storm once we get back to the race track. These kids can be a blast skin back in the car. It was fun. We ended up getting a third place finish Mark Carroll NPR INS GARAGE PEZ. Oh Wail guys wail. Wow where that's a big deal Okay Wail grail. Fono can turn quick on the water. Progressives Boat Insurance. Has You covered? Get a quote today in as little as three minutes. Progressive Dot Com. At least it wasn't a shark. Iran Progressive Casualty Insurance Company and affiliates. Now that racing is not easy but did you know car. Shopping is easy. Auto trader is the only car shopping site with Kelley. Blue Book. Price adviser so you can be confident depresses fair confident. Like when you make a pass on that semi-truck going slow in the fast lane car shopping now. Easier than racing. An eighteen wheeler auto trader. Finally it's easy. Everyone seems to agree with any malicious intent. But getting ready to do some. I racing Sunday. Night Kyle Larson dropped the N. Word while he was trying to connect with his spotter chip Ganassi racing has taken immediate action issuing a statement that said quote. We are extremely disappointed. By what Kyle said last night? During an eye racing event the words he chose our offensive and unacceptable. As of this moment we are suspending. Kyle without pay while we work through this situation with all appropriate parties end quote. Well we're now heading into week. Seven of the corona virus shutdown. And like it is for just about every business in our country. It's putting a lot of financial pressure on all the NASCAR teams front row. Motorsports driver Michael McDowell definitely difficult time. Not just our industry but for everybody so we just gotTa Kinda weather. The storm is the best thing that can happen for us. Is We all go back to our normal way of life here soon and that will stimulate the economy. And we'll start growing again but you know right now. This can be a major ripple effect for a lot of industries as to when they'll resume racing NASCAR is currently contemplating a number of different options. The earliest of which now is Charlotte's coke. Six hundred may twenty four. No matter when it happens. William Byron Toll Fox. He'll be raring to go. Yes ca fun to just be back in the car and honestly just be able to go to do normal things and see your race team and I know everybody wants we get back to the racetrack. It's GONNA be a blast to skin back in the car. During the in our country the Nascar community wants to salute and thank all the medical professionals doctors. Scientists first responders everybody on the front lines. We're with you. We are with you. Were here with you. And we will continue to do our part staying home and social distancing so that we can all beat this so we can all this so that we can beat this together together together together together together during the INDYCAR. I racing challenge over the weekend on. Nbc S. N. Team Penske driver. Simon passionate one at Virtual Michigan but in his open wheel debut Dale Earnhardt Jr. came home third after surviving a big wreck just as the race started racing all his guys. A lot of those guys were pretty ticked off about how the strategy worked out for them. That recommend frustration at the start so of took a bunch of guys down pit road and put a bunch of NCO mileage mode so fast as cars get the best same race. Today provident win. Prn's garage past presented by progressive insurance cars home boats motorcycles. Rv's more at progresive DOT com.

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EP 203103:  Garage Pass

Garage Pass National Show

03:59 min | 3 months ago

EP 203103: Garage Pass

"According to Fat Brad. Careful to make sure that everybody's racing in the right place all cup drivers have to be really good I'd like to see system to except for future. Over the last month and a half we've had a lot better runs in our stats show Mark Carroll Prn's garage past. Attention homeowners do you have a house in need of serious repairs? Do you have tennis never seemed to make their monthly payments? How about code violations past due taxes or maintenance cost? You just can't afford. Then call my friends right now with quick cash offer one call and you can get rid of that home headache forever they by the ugliest houses with instant closings, instant cash and huge savings plus there no realtor fees no listing. Fees and no repair cost just cash in your hands for that painful property, they're buying a few more houses in your neighborhood this month. So take advantage of this cash offer and call quick cash offer now eight, hundred, four, three, five, zero, eight, three, three, eight, hundred, four, three, five, zero, eight, three, three, that's eight, hundred, four, three, five, oh eight, thirty, three getting his first taste of what it's like to drive in Indycar with. Chip Ganassi racing the other day on the Indie road course Jimmy Johnson's still wants to test with McLaren later, this year and is determined to race on a road or street course. Next season he's also softened his stance about not wanting to run ovals or the Indianapolis five hundred something he might be willing to do now in twenty twenty two following a wreck at Texas, triggered by an inexperienced driver Brad Keselowski created a little bit. Of controversy when he proposed NASCAR should have protocols in place to keep driver from running the cup series. If their skill level is below a specific standard, my dad wants told me the great thing about motorsports is there's a place for everybody whether that's short tracks that run across America or the National Series I. think that's very careful to make sure that everybody's racing in the right place to make the best racing fans enforce sports. and. When it comes to the top level I, think we've seen some changes there in the ability for drivers to gain access than adding the past and non fan of that sort of like to see you know a system installed terrific set for future and protect the interest of the series. Meanwhile feeling he was wrecked on purpose during the All star open at Bristol Bubble Wallace took his back and dumped. It behind the front row, Motor Sports Holler of Michael McDowell. They put it up for auction and the high bid was twenty thousand dollars with all the proceeds going to motor racing outreach, and now a game of commercial chicken brought to you by progressive where we see how long flow can go without talking about insurance ready go. So the the weather is just all over the place lately, right one day it's hot. Next Day it's. Windy for a while it's like make up your mind already drivers switched to. Progressive Save big. Okay you win we can't help but save customers money Progressive Casualty Insurance Company and affiliates. He's Fourteenth Cup series drivers standings forty two points above the cutoff line. But Clint Boyer has had only two top ten finishes in the last half dozen races hamper during that span by the random draw to set the field that has boyer starting on average in eighteenth place I'm kind of frustrated in the sense that I feel like over the last month and a half we've had a lot better runs than our stats show. But again, this constantly dig yourself out of a hole because of the way we start these races challenge very, very challenging as a matter of fact. Garage Pass sponsored by progressive drivers who save with progressive. Save. Over seven, hundred, fifty dollars on average.

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7-7-20: Kentucky lookahead with Parker Kligerman, Kyle Petty and Krista Voda

NASCAR America

13:33 min | 3 months ago

7-7-20: Kentucky lookahead with Parker Kligerman, Kyle Petty and Krista Voda

"And. Welcome back to tarmac Admiral. Gus from the? Weekend at Indianapolis a with Parker Clergyman. Kyle Petty Kyle no question nobody was happier to be back home in Indiana than boss Tony Stewart. What a weekend for Stewart! Must Racing Listen winner? Stewart Haas racing not had a great weekend this year. I think when you look at but to come back to Indianapolis. And it's well documented of what Indianapolis in that speedway means to Tony, stewart personally but chase Briscoe in the xfinity race, we see in the cup race at Kevin Harvick Eric Merola Coal Koster you. Only one missing is really a clint, but clint struggled a little bit this year, but when you look at the weekend for that that team that organization and for Ford Motor Sports Ford's been asked this year man. Man as some of these places so a big weekend for them, but you know. I gotta give a tip of the hat to shoot to gase racing with Scott, Dixon and then when Mackenzie Matt Kansas, right, there could see becoming oldest winner at Indianapolis Motor speedway that close to win in that race finished secondary few times before so I think an asi racing and Stewart Haas racing come away from Indianapolis both. As winners, this is sports uncovered the uniform crates that revolutionized college football. Make your picture of work like Spiderman on steroids. Subscribed to sports uncovered for free wherever you listen to podcasts well, thank cal on the Stewart Haas point. How cool is it that someone Tony? Stewart has been so important that speedway on a weekend at something so monumental happened in terms of indy car, which he raced was champion of NASCAR come together at a place of Megyn much in his race team does out there. Do Racist. It's just I think it's a really cool story that we see not that often a motorsports lineup like that, so I just think overall. That was a very cool experience. The only thing it'd been cool honestly is if we had fans there, but I note rutledge out all the ones on the fence out there trying to see what was happening, so you know we know we had their support. will watch MTV, but Adra pointed out that Kansan couple years ago. When you isn't that six car at indy for the first half of that race, he actually was on I was watching because he was. Was Flying. He had a chance to win. That race back then then goes away. Instead. This was a great track comes back and goes up there and has a shot to win as you said I. Think People have slept on him there because he hasn't gotten that win at Indianapolis, but he reveries in Gels of that racetrack so well and I. Don't know what it is I. Don't know if it's style is laid back. Demeanor whatever he is incredible. Indy babysitters shoplift Stick around or the last one say he got inputs. It's such a field that story, because what forty eight kyle forty eight your level. Youngster is youngster. Yes, and then you talk about forty four year old Kevin Harvick's see the two old guys battling there at the end kyle. You mentioned Cole custer. The twenty two year old was pushing the forty four year old, so Parker go back to Matt Kenza I. Want to get all the ages in there. The fact that it had won that race, he would have taken a playoff spot which would've pushed Jimmy Johnson. It hasn't even further back as Jimmy. Johnson continues to sort of wait out his medical condition, so really had a lot of factors. Factors play when you figure right now. Half the playoff field is already set. Really you Jimmy I you know with the situation. He's in obviously very disappointed in the AD. That disappointment would see something like although I know Matt. He respects a lot and seemed a win. It would put him in a tougher position in his final season to be a part of the playoffs, which is unfortunate because Jimmy Johnson eighteen. We're doing a solid job to this I mean they were very strongly in the playoffs on points. You know there's been times they've shown the. The speed, possibly being conversation for a win this year, so all that is tough, but look right now points battle we have. Kyle is unbelievable. In terms of the names and the players involved in that playoff wins balance pretty oss yet you anytime, we, we talk bubble. It constantly moves it constantly evolves, and we saw yesterday Austin Dillon wreck on the last lap had an opportunity to have a solid finish. Maybe gain a few more points may be closer. They have issues rettig capitalizes. He moves up a little bit, so we talk about Jimmy and we. We talk about Jimmy, and we talk about the bubble a lot because that that's that's the ones that get eliminated in the ones that move forward, but really all of these guys have run a lot better in. It's going to be a lot tighter. Farkas mentioned it before as we talk about a bubble wallace back. There's we talk about a rhetoric and how that team has in. He's a rookie where they were last year. This format seems to help smaller teams and the smaller teams running a lot more competitive, which is a headache to Jimmy. And the Henrik Organization which is a headache to the Pinski organization and the Stewart Haas and those teams like that, because these guys are taken, valuable points that used to the upper teams took and the more teams took so this is going to continue to be that ebb and flow, but it's GonNa. Be Tight I. Think until we get to that cutoff race. Draft kings the leader in daily fantasy sports has a variety of daily fantasy contests with cash prizes up for grabs, contests include golf, MMA and soccer events. It's simple. Each player has a salary associated with drafting them assembled lineup of players while staying under the salary cap, and then sit back and watch your points. Pile up. Download the draftkings. Use Code uncovered new users. We'll get a free entry with her first deposit. That's code uncovered. Only at draftkings minimum five dollars deposit required eligibility restrictions apply see draftkings dot com for details. Well some other names I mean be remiss if just all. You almost heartbroken for him, because wasn't really his making filling in there for Jimmy Johnson that forty eight another great run. Kyle for Michael, McDowell as well I know you also mentioned Allen Rolla, but. Michael McDowell the match Benedetto. Knocking on the door here, these races and kind of get about sometimes okay I. got my paper right here. Who would have picked Matt Kenseth custer, Michael, McDowell Colorado and bubba Wallace to take five spots in the top ten in a fantasy league. Not Yours truly those were not would not have been my picks, but but I. Think when you look at Michael, Mcdowell, they have put together some top ten runs in these teams are putting together top ten and fifteen runs when we look at Michael McDowell when we look at a Bob Wallis. When we look at some of these guys, they are putting together top ten. Ron's were if we go back twelve months from where we are right now. Now where we had practice where we had similar where we had everything, the Hendrick Organization and those guys could put into it These guys were lucky to finish top twenty, one, not top twenty, top twenty one. If finished twenty second, it was like a victory for those small teams, but now they are in the top ten an end, the top ten, and they're kicking these big teams out, and I think that is a huge plus for the sport and a huge plus for race fans to be able to see those guys and put another mix of names up. There put another mix of teams up in there and give these guys a credit that they deserve because they're all talented drivers. A Great Point Hal end in one of the things that I think people might not understand is why is it happening with no practice who what changes well one of the things that practice allows bigger teams to do is use the resources in all the stuff that they have smaller teams don't to perfect that race car. We talk a lot of time. The engineering terms about getting to the hundred percentile of the performance of the race car when you don't have. Have that they can't, so they're on a good day. Maybe they're ninety six percent, although smart teams Abbott chance of hitting on, and maybe getting closer to those big teams in that I. think that's part of what's happening. Is You're just smart? Teams maybe didn't get faster, but what happened is the bigger teams are not able to perfect everything to the nth degree that they normally can so just brings feel a little closer adding that parody one other thing to ask. What happened in the last year is that NASCAR has gone through a major development trees in terms of what you're allowed to do. These race cars in developed to them, and developed the different parts of pieces, and I think that it's helped smaller teams as well sort of close that gap the not allow the team to get so much further ahead so all that is working in because the great parity that we have been so cool and Christie you mentioned some of those names up there. McDowell either radic I mean Tyler Radic in store real I, mean five races ago I. Wonder All Right Rookie Doom, well sure we've seen this before, but can continue on the slog of a cup season through. Through the Summer Nolan acts when falls apart normally. That's when the wheels come off gets hot. It's gets the team isn't quite jailing how they should, but this team that eight team with tyrannic is firing on all cylinders, and it is incredibly impressive to watch what they're accomplishing here. And when you look at Richard shoulders racing, they might have a chance to get both cars in the playoffs I mean that is something I think. We went into twenty twenty. I had zero expectation of happy. Okay, so let's look at Kentucky this weekend. Obviously reasonably the HARVICK versus Hamlin show won't continue. We mentioned Merola Parker is he the next best team right now? In the next worst Kyle Busch as Kentucky is his. Air Role is an awesome thing to see you know because when we look at Stewart Haas racing for a long time. We say hey, it's all about Kevin. Harvick right in when the other guys in step, but occasionally we see something out of a border shown up at times, obstacle cultures in his rookie season, so he's learning a lot of things and eric been a lot of times. That second car is a jar, but what I've seen now is a little bit of. Of a speed increase, you know you let all those laughs of Pocono. He's showing that there's maybe a little bit more potential in the navy and been able to show with Mike Ravage. Rea- say coming on board that ten car, so I think that team is very interesting to watch and is really someone that routine that maybe wasn't allowed people's radar in that sense of maybe going out, and being one of these dominant ours in the future races, cowboys west of your hand. On Perplex this note practice no qualifying to play right into his wheelhouse, it should be something he relishing in and I. Don't know if it's an execution, issue or something, but there there is something odd that why he has not been. Doing replicating what didn't Hammond has done, but I'll tell you this. where he talks about the beginning of that in race, the right front tire his description of what was happening there. That is so hard to feel what he was describing. No that was going on the point he did that I. Tell you that he still has the feel everything. Is there I? Just think it's an execution each. And I agree you know and I. Raise the question right? Whereas Bush I think the way Parker explains that is perfect because I think when we look at Cow Bush, we talk about him constantly as the driver with the most car control the driver with the most natural talent, the driver that can step across the brink, and come back and live the Taliban and we talk about with such reverence that in this day. Day In time when there is no practice in your counting on your driver to jump in that car, and do all of his talents in that one seat and hang on to that steering wheel. Make something happen. Those guys aren't getting it done and I can't believe that's because of Kabushiki I. Just can't make myself believe that that cow Bush is not getting the job done it. It has to be execution. It has to be the preparation what they have. The approach that they're taking has to be taken them out. I cannot blame any of this. Not that I've seen anything yet to say that this points towards towards Cao Bush, and we go back to Eric and I. Do believe that Eric is strong right now. My only hit a couple of Ellen Eric. Eric Merola right now as I feel, he should WANNA racer to in these fives in the streak of five top fives, I felt like there should have been a victory in there somewhere and for me. It's a huge step forward. Yes, he stepped in separating himself from the rest of Stewart Haas racing. Is He Kevin Harvick no, not yet but when he knocks off a winter. Then come back and talk to me, but right now i. do believe that's a bright spot over there, but we just got through talking about at the beginning of this show. The bright spot is store racing this year especially for the Ford contingent. And especially in recent weeks they are the bright bright place for Ford Motor. Sports and I think Eric's capitalizing on that well next up Kentucky. No surprise pop-up storm summer storms in the forecast shouldn't be as hot I'm sorry, Parker but. It shouldn't be a hot because drivers in indy were three degrees away from being a medium rare state. That's the temperature. That is how hot it wasn't Indianapolis so. We're GONNA. Go Hydro Right now. Ready for Kentucky thanks for watching.

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